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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.
Equipment Products October 29, 2014
Combining diesel fuel and an electric power system, the JLG H340AJ provides the power and durability of a diesel-powered machine while saving operational costs as the world’s first true four-wheel electric-drive hybrid boom. Compared to an all-diesel machine, the H340AJ provides substantial fuel...
Equipment Products October 29, 2014
The new Cat TH255C telehandler—with a rated load capacity of 5,500 lb and a maximum lift height of 18.33 ft—features a powerful, compact design that accommodates both a wide range of work tools and a varied range of applications, resulting in an exceptionally versatile machine. The new fuel-...
Bridges Products October 29, 2014
The city of Temecula, Calif., recently completed the installation of a 152-ft-long by 47-ft-wide U.S. Bridge Cambridge style, weathering single-span steel truss superstructure that included  2 – 9 ft exterior sidewalks. Click here to see the time lapse video of the bridge being assembled. The new...
Bridges Products October 29, 2014
Get ultra-precision lifts on your next bridge project by renting hydraulic cylinders (single or double-acting) and the synchronous lifting system. With an accuracy of 0.040 in. between leading and lagging cylinders, the “sync lift” has an integrated 10,000-psi hydraulic pump and controls.
Equipment Products October 28, 2014
State departments of transportation (DOTs) and transportation authorities are turning to EarthCam to document their Accelerated Bridge Construction projects. When looking for a camera system that keeps up with the fast-paced environment of a rapid build, agencies like Connecticut DOT and Rhode...
Equipment Products October 28, 2014
ComSTAR is a new generation of full duplex wireless headsets allowing up to eight users to communicate simultaneously just like on a regular telephone. Headsets enhance industrial job site productivity and safety by providing instantaneous, hands-free voice communications within an 800-yd range.  ...
Maintenance Products October 28, 2014
Permanent solution to potholes and 18%-better fuel economy with Tier IV engine. Physical size reduced for easier handling with no loss in performance. New low- profile design for better visibility. Spray injection method recognized as the lowest cost per patch. Also effective for road repairs...
Maintenance Products October 28, 2014
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps you fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temps, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. What’s more, the U.S....
Maintenance Products October 28, 2014
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker. Offering accurate salinity concentrations, hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, brine...
Traffic Management News October 28, 2014
Researchers at the University of Illinois are using an advanced computer model to study the effects that Hurricane Sandy had on traffic in New York City when the storm rolled through in October 2012. Early results indicate that gridlock was the worst when residents began returning to the city after...
News October 28, 2014
  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that plans to install cable barriers along sections of I-5’s median, which stretches between Salem and Albany have been expedited. This announcement comes with the support of the state’s DOT director Matthew Garrett.   Climate issues, including heavy rains...
Traffic Management News October 27, 2014
The times are changing in Louisville, Ky., with the governing Transit Authority of River City (TARC) preparing to debut a new fleet of all-electric buses to replace the long-standing trolley car system. TARC plans to have the full fleet of 10 buses roaming the city streets by the end of 2014.  ...
News October 27, 2014
The New York State Thruway Authority is looking to take advantage of the state’s contentious Atlantic coast winds as an alternate source of sustainable energy. A metering law signed into effect by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2011 allowed the Authority to investigate sources of renewable energy generation...
Traffic Management News October 24, 2014
Boston’s oldest subway line is set to enter the 21st century, as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced it would begin providing real-time location data for Green Line trains starting in October. The MBTA will implement data sharing in three stages, with full integration...
Winter Maintenance Case Studies October 24, 2014

Pavement overlay helps protect the bridge.

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The composition of the pavement overlay.

Located on a rural portion of Interstate 76 in eastern Colorado, a bridge near the town of Hudson needed infrastructure protection and safer winter driving conditions. When the University of Colorado Denver wanted to conduct a study involving the effects of an anti-icing pavement installation, this...
Structural Strengthening Case Studies October 24, 2014
Precast deck panels in place

Precast deck panels set in place.

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A pour on the grid deck for closure.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation maintains a network of roads and bridges that carry some of the highest traffic volumes in the country, and often employs accelerated bridge construction products when rehabilitating its structures, as was the case in the recent rehabilitation of two...

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