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Our Inclined Pivoted Turnbuckle Manhole Riser allows you to not only raise the lid, but also tilt the lid to match the new road crown. Edge milling operations remove asphalt at the curb, but not in the middle of the road, causing increase in the road crown. This method reduces cost, material,...
Retaining walls
Bridges Case Studies
At the 2011 inaugural Sprint Cup race at the Kentucky Speedway, thousands of fans were stuck on the interstate for hours – preventing 10,000 from even reaching the race.   Just days after the 2011 race, track owners began implementing plans to improve the flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic...
Asphalt Case Studies
The 20-ft-wide streets of Westlake, Ohio, had centerline and transverse joints every 25 feet that were randomly failing. Due to reflective cracking, concrete streets with asphalt overlays tend to have short service lives—ten years or less—and expensive pavement maintenance afterward. Westlake’s...
Asphalt Case Studies
Utah County, Utah, which is located south of Salt Lake City, needed to bolster the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway with a quality pavement system that protects against reflective cracking and reduces the maintenance and lifecycle costs of the road. The rugged canyon environment and resulting road layout...
Asphalt Case Studies
The City of San Diego needed to maximize the value of available transportation funds by creating roadways that deliver long service lives with lower construction and maintenance costs. With this in mind, it decided to use the Spectra Roadway Improvement System—a mechanically stabilized layer...
Asphalt Case Studies
The Imperial County, Calif., government operates an airport with two runways that supports general aviation and commercial aircraft. In 2009, the county needed to rehabilitate a taxiway to allow the airport to continue to serve this traffic. The county sought an affordable way to create a new...
Asphalt Case Studies
City engineers in El Cajon, Calif., needed to resurface Washington Boulevard in a way that would improve the asphalt overlay’s performance while reducing lifecycle costs. Minimizing inconvenience to area residents was also a major concern. The existing overlay had significant reflective cracking...
Asphalt Case Studies
In Clearfield County, Penn., heavy trucks exploring natural gas formations had made Four Mile Road, an unpaved forestry arterial maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), unsuitable for traffic. The project owner—an oil and natural gas company—needed an...
Bridges Case Studies
Located on a rural portion of I-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, the bridge...
Transoft traffic simulation
Transportation Management Software Case Studies
Nestled in the mountains of Southern California, about an hour’s drive from Palm Springs, Camp Alandale is a nonprofit mountain camp ministry for children who have been put into the foster care system. Some kids are given a chance to attend camp after going through difficult times. With the San...
Accelerated bridge construction
Bridges Case Studies
/*-->*/ In September 2011, the Catskill Mountain communities of upstate New York—Oliveria, Big Indian, Phoenicia and Hardenburgh—were faced with the aftermath of hurricanes Irene and Lee. With nearly all bridges collapsed, access to highway connecting links was destroyed. In addition, cell-phone...
Bridges Case Studies
Many drainage culverts were installed 40 to 50 years ago and are now past their design life. They are failing at an alarming rate and causing roadway and railway damage.   One such culvert affected a private enterprise in Trona, Calif. Searles Valley Minerals was faced with a failing culvert...
Crack sealing
Asphalt Case Studies
The city of Des Moines Department of Public Works has had an ongoing pavement maintenance program to fill cracks for the last 25 years. However, to improve the overall condition of the city's street system, it was decided to increase street funding for hot-mix asphalt (HMA) resurfacing. At that...
Concrete maintenance
Concrete Maintenance Case Studies
El Paso lies in far west Texas and, according to the 2010 census, is the sixth most populous city in the state of Texas. El Paso stands on the Rio Grande across the border from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The two cities form a combined international metropolitan area, which includes a...
Concrete road construction
Concrete Case Studies
It isn’t often you will hear a contractor say productivity is not important. In the case of road-repair projects, the urgency to complete the work is even greater. It’s the reason an 18-month road-repair project in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, required an extra push from one local concrete crew and a...
Bridge construction
Bridges Case Studies
The Grand Island Bridges carry I-190 over the Niagara River between Tonawanda, Grand Island and Niagara Falls, N.Y. The two sets of twin truss arch bridges were opened in 1935 and 1962 (south end bridges), and 1935 and 1965 (north end bridges). All four structures are currently owned and operated...
Temp rumble strip
Temporary Traffic Control Devices Case Studies
The Gateway Sports Complex in Cleveland features Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, and Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ home court. The Lake Erie Monsters AHL Hockey team also plays at the “Q,” as does the Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football team.   Gateway Plaza, an...
Winter maintenance, deicing, anti-icing
Maintenance Case Studies
It was a patient wait for the city of St. Charles, Mo. After listing a brine-making system on their budget for nearly five years, funding finally became available. During the wait period, however, the city spent time educating themselves on the benefits of brine for winter-maintenance practices to...
Bridge repair, Missouri Safe and Sound Bridge Program
Bridges Case Studies
The Page Avenue Bridge over the River Des Peres in St. Louis was worn and deteriorated after years of use. Around 60 years old, the bridge needed a new deck and replacement of the substructure above the walls. The bridge was part of the Missouri Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program which...
Safety Products
Eliminate claims! Lower costs! Reusable! Our manhole safety ramp and safety ramp allow smooth, safe passage for motorists over manholes, transverse milled edges, steel utility plates, end of day joints, and bridges. Made of tough durable rubber, our safety ramps are safer for workers and motorists...
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