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Bridges Videos June 01, 2016
In 2015, the Vermont Agency of Transportation completed construction on the eighth rebuild of the historic floating bridge in the town of Brookfield. The rebuild of the Brookfield floating bridge was designed to withstand a variety of forces and to last much longer.
Manhole Risers Case Studies June 01, 2016
Gray & Son, Inc. is a family-owned contracting firm in Maryland with roots going back to 1908. They are currently one of the biggest paving contractors serving Baltimore and the surrounding counties, and have a reputation for introducing state-of-the-art solutions that cost-effectively keep the...
Equipment News June 01, 2016
TC3 offers more than 100 web-based training (WBT) courses, with additional courses planned as needs are identified. Here is what has been updated in June 2016.   Bolted Connections Bolting is a common method of making connections, and care should be exercised in its design, installation and...
Bridges Videos June 01, 2016
In 2015, the Vermont Agency of Transportation completed construction on the eighth rebuild of the historic floating bridge in the town of Brookfield. 
Funding News June 01, 2016
The South Carolina State Senate passed a road-funding bill last night that included changes designed to share power over the state's highway agency between the governor and lawmakers.   The S.C. House amended the Senate's road-funding bill last week to add governance reforms but the Senate had not...
Transit News June 01, 2016
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan unveiled a long-awaited cross-county transit plan yesterday at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, according to the Detroit Free Press.   Voters in the four-county RTA region, which includes Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne...
Safety Products June 01, 2016
Bekaert manufactures a variety of cable guide-rail systems for highway median applications to prevent infrequent but often-catastrophic median crossover accidents. The company’s ISO 9002-certified plant can quickly respond to any size job with DOT-certified domestic cable delivered to your yard or...
Automated Vehicles News May 31, 2016
The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation—a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.   Under a newly introduced package of...
Funding News May 31, 2016
The House Appropriations Committee advanced a spending bill for the 2017 budget year starting Oct. 1 that funds the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) highway and transit formula programs at levels consistent with the five-year FAST Act Congress passed in December.   It also includes $19.2...
Road Construction News May 27, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this week it would increase spending on road and bridge repairs by nearly $3 billion during the next six years, but the state’s transportation secretary said the state still won’t get ahead of deteriorating roads.   The Illinois Department...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 26, 2016
A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will be cruising Interstate 69 in Michigan’s St. Clair and Lapeer counties in late June to test driverless and connected vehicle technology.   The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the Michigan Department of...
Road Construction News May 26, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $200 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of additional lanes and improvements on New Hampshire’s I-93 from Salem to...
Road Construction News May 25, 2016
In an effort to bolster exposure of both large-scale and tighter, community-based road and bridge construction projects, the editors at Roads & Bridges are putting out a call for video submissions.   We invite construction professionals, DOT members and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing...
Maintenance Case Studies May 25, 2016
Drainage systems are critical components of any type of construction, and flooding is always a risk to consider when completing public works projects. Maintenance and rehabilitation to storm water systems must be performed quickly and efficiently to prevent any significant damage from forming or...
Highway Construction News May 25, 2016
For too long, congestion and gridlock have been the norm for the one million cars and 150,000 commercial trucks that use San Bernardino’s Devore Interchange weekly. During peak times, it’s not uncommon for traffic to exceed five miles.  Bumper-to-bumper traffic conditions on the interchange...
Highway Construction News May 25, 2016
When a section of freeway settles a bit, taking a high-tech approach to the repair work allows the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to give the roadway a lift without digging up the pavement.   That’s now the case along the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in the Scottsdale area, where ADOT is...
Retaining Walls Products May 24, 2016
Redi-Rock is an engineered retaining wall system that has been used by engineers on critical road and bridge projects around the world. Designed for engineers, by engineers, Redi-Rock offers a variety of resources to make designing road and bridge retaining walls easier.
Equipment Products May 24, 2016
IAS produces and distributes The Trucker series of truck and trailer ladders. Their ANSI-rated aluminum ladders combine safety, versatility, and convenient storage. Their safety-engineered boat and dock ladders include Tooner Pontoon Ladders and Docker Dock Ladders. IAS portable aluminum work...
Safety Products Products May 24, 2016
FlaggerJoe introduces a safety sign system that provides benefits to flaggers around the world. The bright orange waterproof canopy and double warning flags increase work-zone visibility as well as provide heat and rain relief along with UV-Sun protection. Includes rolling base for mobility.  The...
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