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Retaining Walls Products June 24, 2015
Strata Systems has experience with retaining walls for both temporary and permanent retaining wall applications. Their engineered systems offer a multitude of solutions to severe topographic challenges, problematic soil conditions and land development needs, including geogrid reinforced wire-faced...
Safety Products June 24, 2015
Pexco’s new Enhanced Linear Delineation System (ELD) provides guidance to motorists, quickly alerting them to hazardous curves and changes in roadway alignment. A closely spaced row of Pexco reflectors creates a “ribbon of light” on guardrails or barrier walls, offering a low-cost, simple-to-...
Concrete Products June 24, 2015
When time is critical for repairing concrete pavements, bridge decks, parking structures, highways, and airport runways, choose Rapid Set® DOT Repair Mix. DOT Repair Mix is a rich blend of specialty sand, Rapid Set® Cement and additives that is durable in harsh environments. It is ready for traffic...
Funding News June 24, 2015
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would spend $275 billion over the next six years on U.S. infrastructure projects, reports the Hill.   The measure, known as the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, calls for allocating nearly $43 billion...
News June 23, 2015
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has unveiled a multiyear highway bill that is being called the most extensive reauthorization since 2005, when SAFETEA-LU was passed. However, few details were announced.   Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) did the honors, and...
Earthmoving News June 23, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed Phase 1 of the U.S. 36 Express Lanes Project.   Locally known as the “innovation corridor,” U.S. 36 was built with the strategy of moving traffic more efficiently rather than merely building additional lanes.   The construction of Phase I...
Law News June 23, 2015
Disheartening news out of Indiana, especially in light of recent overtures at both federal and state levels of government to pursue investment in the ailing Amtrak transit system: According to a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation many of Amtrak’s facilities across the U.S do not comply with...
Bridges News June 22, 2015
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will tear down the I-75 bridges over U.S. 6 and install new ones later in the year. The project aims to complete the work over the course of two weekends with minimal traffic disruption.    The new bridges will already have been built and crews will move...
Funding News June 22, 2015
A measure sponsored by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has called for spending approximately $1.65 billion annually over the next four years toward Amtrak, as well as $570 million per year on rail grants, totaling nearly $9 billion when all is said and done. This proposal...
Bridges News June 19, 2015
A $25 million expansion of U.S. Highway 77 over the Guadalupe River in Victoria County, Texas is set to begin this year.   The projects calls for adding two lanes on the southeast side of the highway, creating a four lane divided highway on U.S. 77, running 2.5 miles between Farm-to Market Road...
Traffic Management Article June 19, 2015
In an effort to combat congestion in our country’s urban areas, the U.S. DOT launched the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) program in 2007. The program infused nearly $900 million into transportation-related projects in four cities nationwide, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  ...
Bridges Case Studies June 19, 2015

This is what the project looks like in 2015 - exactly the same, despite multiple freeze thaw cycles and storm events.

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This project was completed in 2005.

This Ohio bridge was replaced in 2005 with the help of abutments made of Redi-Rock segmental retaining wall blocks.   "I came up with the design using Redi-Rock because it was a winter project and we didn't want to pour monstrous abutments," the county engineer said. How does the bridge look now,...
Bridges News June 18, 2015
The Left Coast Lifter hoisted the first girder segment into place at the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge project in New York.   The piece -- 400 ft long, 1,100 tons and made of three prefabricated, curved steel girders -- was placed between two concrete piers, signaling the start of the next...
Bridges News June 18, 2015
Eleven U.S. Senators introduced the BRIDGE Act, which stands for Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment.   If passed, the bill would help states improve road and bridge conditions. The new legislation would set up a central infrastructure bank for states...
Law News June 18, 2015
A top official at the ride-sharing service Lyft and Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, say Tennessee’s new law, which allows car-booking companies such as Lyft and Uber to operate statewide, has been applauded by both officials at Lyft and Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), as a model for other states looking to...
Funding News June 17, 2015
The House Ways and Means Committee are scheduled to hold a hearing titled, “Long-term financing of the Highway Trust Fund.”   Congressional lawmakers are trying to negotiate a long-term funding extension before the expiration of current federal infrastructure funding on July 31.   Lawmakers are...
Public Transportation News June 17, 2015
Following the catastrophic collapse of the embankment supporting the tracks near McCormick Boulevard north of Howard Street and south of Oakton Street on May 17, Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Yellow Line, which runs from the city into nearby Skokie, suspended service indefinitely. According to...
Products June 16, 2015
BASF high-performance plastics and polyurethanes are at the foundation of modern infrastructure. And, at its foundation, great chemistry. Reducing environmental impact while delivering structural strength, resiliency and durability. With a wide variety of applications—transportation surfaces,...
Software Products June 16, 2015
ProContractor by Viewpoint is an all-in-one cloud software solution for estimating, project management and accounting, ProContractor helps manage the entire project lifecycle from bid to project completion in a single solution to collaborate easily and make decisions with confidence. ProContractor...
Funding News June 16, 2015
Increasing the gas tax does not result in a corresponding penny-to-penny increase in the retail price motorists pay at the pump, a study of the market impacts of five state gas tax increases enacted in 2013 found.   The analysis, by Dr. Alison Black, chief economist for the American Road &...

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