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Maintenance Videos November 01, 2016
Learn best practices in safety, process control, surface preparation, coatings application and inspection in this eCourse, which follows the NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS-1 standard.
Concrete Videos October 31, 2016
Learn more about T-17 MMA polymer concrete for use on bridge decks, expansion joints, bearing pads, and other concrete structures in temperatures as low as 14ºF.
News October 28, 2016
When you are under a Car-nado warning, you find the nearest safe haven.   For Las Vegas commuters, that safe haven came in the form of alternative routes as construction began on the infamous Spaghetti Bowl, the interchange connecting I-15 and U.S. Rte. 95. The $1 billion Project Neon will widen...

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Highway Construction News October 27, 2016
With the switch to all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass Pike) set to begin Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) wants drivers to be prepared for a “short-term inconvenience” as the old tollbooths are demolished.   At a news conference Monday,...
Automated Vehicles News October 27, 2016
After meeting with transportation leaders from around the nation today, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced plans to establish a working group of city staff as well as public and private regional partners to look into the city becoming America’s newest testbed for connected and autonomous...
Asphalt Products October 26, 2016
GSSI's PaveScan RDM asphalt density assessment tool provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement life and quality. The system is ideal for uncovering problems that occur during the paving process, including poor uniformity and significant variations in density. PaveScan automatically...
Reinforcement Concrete Case Studies October 26, 2016
In June of 2016, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) was in the midst of building a new interchange at the intersection of I-85/I-385 in Greenville, S.C. During construction, severe localized spalling was found on the cover concrete of one column of a two-column pier supporting...
Road Construction News October 26, 2016
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will soon start work on a $23.5 million viaduct and road project in Laramie which will replace the deficient Clark Street viaduct and improve traffic flow.   The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the Harney Street viaduct contract to S &...
Transit News October 26, 2016
Amid political pressure from North Texas’ urban and suburban leaders, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board on Tuesday approved a plan to finance two major rail expansions and an overhaul of bus service.   Suburban officials hailed the plan’s funding for a rail line that connects the state’s...
Aerial Work Platforms Products October 25, 2016
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Work-Zone Safety (Attenuators) Products October 25, 2016
The TAU-II-R reusable crash cushion protects motorists from hazards that range from 27 to 102 in. The TAU-II-R System is part of the TAU-II Family so maximum interchangeability between all systems helps keep inventory costs low. In addition, existing TAU-II Systems can be upgraded to Reusable TAU-...
Equipment Products October 25, 2016
Gilson’s advanced SS-22 Silent Sifter II takes sieve shakers to the next level with a unit that protects workers by reducing nuisance noise. This rotary sifter is 16 to 18 dB quieter than standard sifters and 8-10 dB quieter than the SS-21 Silent Sifter. Includes fast conversion from 8 in. to 12 in...
Road Maintenance News October 25, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released $1 million in emergency relief funds to help South Carolina begin the process of repairing roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The allocation comes a week after FHWA provided $5 million in emergency funds to North Carolina for the...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article October 25, 2016
The relationship between drivers, our vehicles and the road is evolving, with the rate of evolution accelerating at a pace that was almost unimaginable 50 years ago. This is especially true for transportation infrastructure such as road signs, traffic signals, electronic speed-limit signs and other...

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Automated Vehicles News October 24, 2016
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Thursday issued an executive order creating a framework for the testing of self-driving cars on Massachusetts roads. The executive order also creates a working group to discuss proposed legislation and regulations related to autonomous vehicles.   State officials are still...

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Highway Construction News October 24, 2016
Top transportation and elected officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin celebrated the completion of a new Mississippi River crossing Friday.   With all lanes and ramps open to traffic, the two newly completed spans are carrying some 28,000 cars a day between the two states on Interstate 90,...

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Road Construction News October 21, 2016
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization is recommending an expansion for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) in Virginia.   The plan, which would expand the HRBT from a four-lane highway to a six-lane highway, was one of four possible plans to ease congestion between the Peninsula...

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Bridge Construction News October 21, 2016
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is moving forward with plans to improve the trip for thousands of rail commuters.   The agency's commissioners on Thursday authorized more than $300 million toward a new Portal North Bridge. The 106-year-old span over the Hackensack River handles 450...
News October 20, 2016
The time has come to submit nominations for the Roads & Bridges 2017 Recycling Awards.   The Roads & Bridges/ARRA Recycling Awards honor the top asphalt road recycling projects in North America. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who will select the winners based on...
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