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Public Transportation News January 26, 2016
The Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Transportation Center has been in the works for nearly a decade, but completion is now in sight. The new station could be ready as soon as May once the final phase of the project is completed.   Scrufari Construction of Niagara Falls won the $22.7...
Traffic Management News January 25, 2016
New data released by the U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that U.S. driving reached 2.88 trillion miles by the end of November, making it likely that U.S. drivers will make 2015 the most heavily traveled year in history.   The new data, published in FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume...
Snow and Ice Removal News January 25, 2016
A snowstorm dumped as much as 20-30 in. of snow in some states like New York, Maryland and Virginia this past weekend shut down major roadways and public transit for much of the weekend.  Snow plows are still working to clear and deice roadways, and transit is slowly returning to normal operation...
Bridges News January 25, 2016
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) engineers in Phoenix will get real-time information on the conditions of four interstate bridges in remote northwestern Arizona thanks to technology funded by a $768,000 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant.   To enhance safety and efficiency,...
Safety News January 22, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is installing a new bridge warning system along southbound lanes of I-35, between Airport Boulevard and Riverside Drive in the Austin area, to detect overheight trucks.   The $412,000 project was funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
Funding News January 22, 2016
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown pushed for infrastructure funding in his State of the State address to the California legislature. He said repairing the state’s crumbling infrastructure is critical.   According to Brown, California has “serious deficiencies” which need to be fixed by...
Bridges News January 21, 2016
They did not build many bridges in the 1940s to be redundant, which is why so many of them need to be repaired or replaced today. The U.S. 84 Natchez-Vidalia Bridge, which links Vidalia, La., to Natchez, Miss., is one of those spans in need of attention. The 3,664-ft-long, five-span, cantilever...
Traffic Management News January 21, 2016
The Iowa DOT opened a new traffic management center in Ankeny to track traffic conditions and accidents statewide.   Prior to the new traffic center there was a smaller traffic center located in the basement of the DOT’s headquarters in Ames.   Installed for $257,000, the center can display 48...
Maintenance News January 20, 2016
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is investing in technology to assist with snow removal for the state’s roadway system.   Technological advances ODOT is taking include the use of weather stations, embedding sensors in the roadways and equipping snow plows with in-cab touch-screen...
Equipment Videos January 20, 2016
Watch this brief intro video outlining the benefits of using PVC-coated aluminum conduit. Save time and money and protect your facility from costly shutdowns due to corrosion. Calbond manufactures PVC-coated RAC at a facility in California.
Public Transportation News January 20, 2016
With the most challenging part behind them, the M-1 Rail is still due for an early 2017 opening. Originally, the rail was to be up and running this fall. It was delayed due to expected testing time, Dan Lijana, M-1 communications officer said.   The most strenuous part of construction happened...
Retaining Walls Case Studies January 19, 2016

Redi-Rock gravity retaining walls in the Limestone texture were used to accommodate the grade change of this sloping construction site.

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The Limestone face texture features the look of natural stone, giving the development a high-end appearance. 

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Redi-Rock gravity blocks stack together like giant Legos using the power of gravity to create strong retaining walls. 

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Redi-Rock freestanding walls built on top of Redi-Rock gravity walls provide force protection to the roadway. 

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The versatility of Redi-Rock allowed the project site to remain functional throughout construction, even in inclement weather.

Grade changes and wetlands presented a major challenge to designers of the new Mount Kisco Medical Center.The access road to the development needed to meet the grade change requirements, minimize disturbance to the wetlands, and keep the site fully functional during construction. See how the design...
Traffic Management News January 19, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is exploring a road user charging (RUC) system as an alternative to the gas tax.   HDOT awarded a contract to D’Artagnan to conduct a state-wide feasibility study of RUC. D’Artagnan will research and assess the current road finance situation and trends...
Funding News January 19, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued the formal apportionment notice and other documents that let states begin using funds allocated to their highway programs under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.   Although the FHWA had already issued estimates that told state...
Videos January 18, 2016
Northbound lanes of the freeway between downtown San Francisco and Highway 101 reopens more than seven hours ahead of schedule.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 18, 2016
The U.S. DOT and 17 automakers, including General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co., reached an agreement on vehicle cybersecurity.   Automakers also agreed to reform and improve the way they report fatalities, injuries and warranty claims to the government.   “DOT and the automakers...
Safety Videos January 18, 2016
PSS designs, manufactures and markets innovative traffic safety devices. In this video, PSS introduces its latest innovation: the BoardWalk Temporary Pedestrian Modular Ramp.    See BoardWalk at ATSSA Expo, Feb. 1-3, 2016 in New Orleans.   For a demonstration of BoardWalk in your sidewalk work zone...
Funding News January 18, 2016
In between verbal disputes over how they would lead the U.S. as president, all three Democratic candidates seemed to agree on one thing: improved infrastructure.   Hillary Clinton said, "We need more jobs and we need good jobs. So, why don't we invest more in infrastructure?"  She vowed to work...
Videos January 15, 2016
A diverging diamond interchange (DDI) is being installed for S.R. 15/I-66 in Haymarket, Va. Roads & Bridges visited the construction site in late 2015, where construction of the first crossover intersection of the DDI was going strong. 
Bridges Case Studies January 15, 2016
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When Hurricane Irene assaulted the coast of North Carolina and caused a breach in the coastline near Rodanthe, the breach destroyed NC-12, the only road that gives residents and visitors access to the island. It was essential that access to the island be restored, and Mabey Inc. was there to lend a...

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