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Article June 05, 2015
Current and forecast weather conditions are a critical part of traveler information in Utah, a state that has many high mountain passes and rural routes that frequently experience hazardous winter weather. Accurate road-condition information for these routes is vital for traveler safety and route...
Bridges Article June 05, 2015
The use of prefabricated structures as replacement alternatives for existing bridge structures continues to grow in popularity, not for least of which reasons the cost savings of these prefabricated alternatives to traditional bridge construction are well documented.   Moreover, there is a current...
Bridges Article June 05, 2015
As population density and traffic congestion, even in rural areas, continues to grow, speed and time have become primary, crucial elements of any construction project—notably bridgework, which often necessitates complicated, potentially untenable re-routing.     The Pennsylvania Department of...
Equipment Videos June 05, 2015
This brief video guides you through Calbond certified installation procedures for PVC-coated conduit, including clamping, cutting and threading, bending and repair.
Asphalt Case Studies June 05, 2015
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Curtis Contracting Inc. (CCI), based in West Point, Va., is a large regional contractor, specializing in all phases of asphalt pavement design and construction. They’re experienced in a variety of projects, including the massive paving required for an Amazon fulfillment center in Chester, Va., and...
Highway Construction News June 05, 2015
The opening of the final stretch of I-485 in Charlotte, N.C., may be that last large-scale highway program in the city that does not include toll lanes.   Due to the lack of funding and the precarious future of the Highway Trust Fund, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is utilizing...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News June 05, 2015
Amidst an intensive schedule that reflected both the demands of her position and sponsors’ and attendees’ desire to interact with the new president, Ms. Hopper made time to sit down with TM&E to discuss some issues related to ITS now and in the near future. The following is an edited...
Trucks News June 04, 2015
California raised its fuel economy standard for state agencies that purchase passenger vehicles to 38 mpg starting July 1, according to a memo from the Department of General Services.   The rule replaces the 2008 minimum fuel economy standard of 27.5 mpg. The standard for light-duty trucks, vans,...
Storm Water Videos June 04, 2015
SWS and Aquatech Amsterdam will introduce the new Stormwater Pavilion at the 2015 Aquatech Amsterdam show, targeting attendees from across the globe who are interested in storm water management and flood control.
Storm Water Videos June 04, 2015
Aquatech has partnered with Storm Water Solutions magazine on the new storm water pavilion at Aquatech Amsterdam 2015.
DOT in Crisis News June 04, 2015
According to Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer, the state is entering into a infrastructure funding crisis.   “We’re quickly moving into a (highway) maintenance only situation,” Schroer said. “We’re not there yet, but we’re moving in that direction ... It’s not...
Highway Construction News June 03, 2015

Proposed Illiana Expressway (Source: IDOT)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected the proposed Illiana Expressway, which would have connected I-65 in Indiana with I-55 near Joliet, Ill., due to the state budget crisis.   The project conception began in 2010 with a memorandum of understanding between former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and former...
DOT in Crisis News June 02, 2015
Oklahoma transportation officials are busy repairing highway damage due to unprecedented flooding in state history.  The flooding has affected 60 counties so far.   The final statewide average rainfall in May was 14.40 in., 9.58 in. above normal rainfall records, according to state climatology...
Smart & Resilient Cities News June 02, 2015
In a project that will, once opened, run 43 miles of track from the industrial parks near Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport to a transit station in downtown San Rafael, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit project looks to be passenger-ready late next year.   This stretch of track accounts for...
News June 01, 2015
After years of development, the state of Oregon is ready for divulgement when it comes to the first cost-per-mile system in the U.S.   Known as MyOreGo, the program will be voluntary and any personal information on drivers will be sealed.   Drivers who sign up will be charged 1.5 cents per mile for...
Highway Construction Videos June 01, 2015
Roads & Bridges magazine visits the site of the Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project to document its progress. Once completed, the highway will directly connect the western suburbs of Chicago to O'Hare International Airport.
News June 01, 2015
It's easy to nominate your Top 10 Roads project. Simply click here. Past winners are not eligible for the 2015 list. To see which projects have been honored in the past, click here.   When filling out a nomination form, please include as many project challenges as possible. Those who submit a form...
DOT in Crisis News June 01, 2015
Severe storms in Texas caused at least $27 million in infrastructure damage. Texas transportation officials said that figure is expected to rise.   Roadways in 167 of the state's 254 counties suffered storm damage in May, said Veronica Beyer, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation...
Bridges News May 29, 2015
Transportation bill to build new Mississippi River Bridges doesn’t get past Louisiana House floor.   There will be no plan to build a new bridge over the Mississippi River for atleast another year.   After passing a House committee, the new bridge bill failed to pass the full House, with 18 votes...
Asphalt Case Studies May 29, 2015

Crews applying the Base One treatment method. 

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Clinton County, Iowa, Engineer Todd Kinney was looking for a solution for 250th Street, a 2-mile aggregate surfaced road that serves mainly residential and agricultural property. The road connects to two county farm-to-market paved roads and U.S. Highway 30. The 2010 traffic count was 70 ADT. The...

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