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Funding News November 12, 2014
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) secretary Barry Schoch announces the pending receipt of approximately $33 million in federal funds that will be applied to the DOT’s running list of 56 projects aimed at improving the overall state of transportation statewide, from new...
Bridges Article November 11, 2014
The Freeport Bridge, also known as the Donald R. Lobaugh Bridge, carries S.R. 0356 over the Allegheny River approximately 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Pa.   Built in 1965, the bridge is vital to commerce and serves as a route for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts utilizing the extensive nearby...
Bridges Article November 11, 2014
Paducah, Ky., has become home to a $95 million visually transparent, parallel-chord truss bridge over the Tennessee River.   The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently replaced an aging, structurally deficient span of U.S. 60 in western Kentucky with a three-span, continuous Warren-style...
Bridges News November 11, 2014
Lee Floyd wants his packages to be delivered to all the zip codes that make up South Carolina.   So when the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) bridge engineer got ready to assemble his first group of ACT 98 bridge replacements—called “packages”—he made sure the coverage was as...
Traffic Management News November 11, 2014
Searching the streets for a parking spot may become an infrequent pastime in downtown Seattle starting in 2015 if the city’s deployment of 2,200 smart parking meters works as planned.   The new meters, from the IPS Group, will all be connected over one cellular network, with the ability to record...
Bridges Case Studies November 10, 2014

MAT 75/125 Shoring System Supports I-495 Bridge

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Contractor J.D. Eckman begins removing piers from I-495 bridge

When the I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., was discovered to have severely leaning piers and was abruptly shut down to traffic, a remarkable team effort among the public, government agencies, and private construction companies and suppliers safely stabilized the bridge using Mabey Inc.’s structural...
Highway Construction News November 10, 2014
Seattle Tunnel Partners, with whom the Washington State Department of Transportation contracted for the $3.1 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement project, were allowed to resume work recently after a state-mandated delay of nearly two weeks following the discovery of shell material in the earth...
Safety Case Studies November 07, 2014

For this project, the city of Mesa called for temporary pedestrian access routes (TPAR) to replace existing pedestrian pathways.

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Trafficade has received nothing but compliments about their pedestrian pathways.

Valley Metro Rail Inc. is a non-profit, public corporation whose mission is to design, build and operate a 57-mile transit system throughout metropolitan Phoenix. The Valley Metro board, whose members include the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and others, oversees the management of the agency...
Traffic Management News November 06, 2014
Iteris Inc. was awarded a $1.4 million contract by the city of Omaha, Neb., to serve as system manager for the deployment of their intelligent transportation system (ITS). The project builds upon Omaha’s Traffic Signal System Master Plan, developed by Iteris in 2012, and will include the management...
News November 06, 2014
The action by voters in Massachusetts may have limited the choices of the department of transportation.   Last year, Massachusetts passed an $800 million transportation finance bill that would be fueled by a three-cent increase in the gas tax and by linking the tax to the Consumer Price Index. On...
News November 05, 2014
While the GOP was gaining control of the Senate on Election Day, the transportation industry also was receiving a great deal of support.   Proposition 1 in Texas, which will funnel a portion of the state’s “rainy day” fund over to road and bridge work, received more than 80% support. The measure...
Bridges News November 04, 2014
The dead of winter slowed the pulse of a few commutes around Toledo, Ohio, last year. Potholes were alive and well on I-75 bridges, creating unexpected lane closures to make necessary repairs.   Officials are taking a more preventive approach this time around, and on Nov. 4 crews started inspecting...
Bridges Case Studies November 04, 2014

 
 
The bridge, constructed by Lorvin Steel Ltd. and assembled at the Cherry Street docks, was transported from the docks to the installation location.

Toronto’s PATH network, the city’s downtown underground pedestrian walkway, previously had a southern end at the Air Canada Centre (ACC), a sports arena serving the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors. PATH provides a link to more than 30 kilometers of shops, services and entertainment in a...
Traffic Management News November 03, 2014
Researchers in Spain are taking a unique approach to intelligent transportation systems (ITS), having just completed a two-year trial of new audio-based technology to help gauge traffic levels and alleviate congestion.   The system, dubbed Ear-It, makes use of acoustic processing units (APUs) that...
Traffic Management News October 31, 2014
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) may soon have a new way to share information with bus and train riders if an upcoming pilot test of beacon technology proves fruitful.   Smart beacons are a Bluetooth-based technology that send out a signal to communicate with nearby mobile devices. Many...
News October 30, 2014
According to the Associated Press, the Obama administration made sure districts led by a Democrat were taken care of when $600 million in TIGER grants were being awarded during the month of September.   Democratic-charged areas received 48% of the funding, while Republican territories claimed 33%....
Traffic Management News October 30, 2014
Plans for a 300-mile high-speed rail (HSR) corridor connecting Detroit to Chicago and beyond took greater shape this week following discussion of a draft environmental impact statement on the project. Those in charge hope to have a final decision made on the project by next spring.   At present,...
Maintenance Products October 29, 2014
The Python 5000 from SuperiorRoads is a one-person operated pothole patcher that repairs potholes in less than two minutes, while the operator stays safely in the cab. The patches outlast the surrounding pavement. Python 5000 also has the unique ability to repair utility cuts or long cracks in...
Equipment Products October 29, 2014
JCB has outfitted its largest and strongest Loadall telescopic handler—the all-new 512-56—with the company’s new high-torque, low-emission Ecomax diesel engines that meet U.S. Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. The 512-56 can elevate a maximum load of 12,000 lb to a height of 56 ft. The machine is...
Bridges Videos October 29, 2014
Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in 4 minutes with the official San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge time-lapse. EarthCam's HD construction cameras shot progress from 2008-13, archiving nearly 2 million images of the $6.4 billion bridge.

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