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Safety News November 23, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is halfway through a statewide inspection of highway guardrails and has thus far found 144 sections that may not absorb the energy of a crash, putting drivers in danger.   Of the 120,000 crashes in Colorado per year, CDOT executive director Shailen...
Safety News November 21, 2016
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued final revised rules for its walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards, a change the agency estimated will affect 112 million workers at 7 million job sites.   The agency said the biggest change is that employers will...
Safety News November 21, 2016
With more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce trained, TC3’s training can impact you and your organization. Both of these courses are available at no cost and are a part of TC3’s 120-course curriculum.   Guardrail Series: Guardrail Basics This is the first course in the Guardrail Series...
Snow and Ice Removal News October 10, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which looks ahead to winter and considers what protocols ought to be top-of-the-pile for agencies.

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Retaining Walls News October 05, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to enhance traveler safety and roadside water quality on U.S. 50 in the Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe nearly one month ahead of schedule.   All U.S. 50 travel lanes through Cave Rock are now open. Since the project'...
Safety Products September 21, 2016
The Bantam6 self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) from WernerCo has the ability to reduce fall distance by up to 5.5 ft. Bantam6 SRLs extend and retract automatically during typical use, ensuring maximum productivity and safety at the same time. The Bantam6's brake mechanism activates immediately in the...
Safety News September 15, 2016
TC3 has trained more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce and is now offering two courses at no charge through October 2016. Both of these courses are a part of the newly launched Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series.   Introduction to Pavement Preservation This one-hour course...
Safety News September 01, 2016
The Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition has developed action plans that could potentially save thousands of lives on Louisiana’s roadways.   Zero deaths is the goal of a statewide initiative that has northwest Louisiana communities working together to improve highway safety. Nine...
Safety Article August 11, 2016
In recent years, economic, environmental and social forces have pushed bikesharing from a fringe innovation pioneered by several innovative Canadian and American cities to a mobility system now found within many major cities across North America.   Today, it continues its expansion to new regions...
Safety News August 10, 2016
Massachusetts state officials launched a campaign Tuesday to protect workers in roadway repair zones amid an alarming string of crashes in recent weeks involving suspected drunk drivers.   The effort combines public education against drunken driving with increased law enforcement at the work sites...
Safety News August 04, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Dangerous Combinations campaign is a statewide effort to educate Coloradans on the dangers of driving while high on marijuana. To demonstrate what can happen if you get behind the wheel when impaired, a giant three-dimensional billboard has been...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
Bridges News July 29, 2016
State and federal officials are investigating what caused a huge construction crane to collapse across the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City, an accident that somehow caused no serious injuries but added to a list of crane wrecks in recent years that have prompted initiatives to improve...
Road Construction News July 20, 2016
The superstreet project for U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek Township, Ohio, has received a $5 million commitment in state funding.   The funding, which comes by way of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, represents nearly half the estimated cost for the...

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Bridge Construction News July 19, 2016
A large crane being used to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York collapsed Tuesday, blocking all lanes on the span it is replacing, closing the traffic artery indefinitely and injuring five people.   Digital traffic signs as far back as Interstate 95 in New Jersey advised drivers of the...

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Road Construction News July 19, 2016
An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.   The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a...
Road Construction Article July 07, 2016
The topic of sustainability often prompts the question of who is responsible for leading such efforts in road and highway development.   While many constituents recognize the need to introduce a greater focus on long-term environmental and climate issues, the responsibility for this introduction...
Safety Products June 23, 2016
It is difficult to forecast how many accidents a highway construction or maintenance jobsite might see through completion of a project. Site-Safe is available to rent, lease or sell TMA attenuator trucks to provide enhanced safety for motorists and workers. 
Safety Products June 15, 2016
Corrosion of steel reinforcement is one of the most important factors affecting the life expectancy of concrete structures. To tackle this issue, Bekaert developed a range of low-relaxation galvanized PC strands. Depending on requirement, the company offers zinc coating levels up to 1 oz/sq ft, per...
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