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Asphalt Products
The VR 600-2, from the Vögele Vision Series of pavers, is a rear-mounted screed. Basic width is 10 ft, extended hydraulically to 19 ft 8 in. With the screed at maximum width, each tube section extends no more than half. Three-point suspension prevents jamming or pinching. The screed is controlled...
Asphalt Products
Astec’s Data Acquisition System Hub (DASH) provides a real-time snapshot of operations by gathering information from all plants in an operation, making it accessible via web browser, or any flash-compatible devices. DASH encourages competition between plants, which boosts productivity and...
Maintenance Case Studies
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway roadsides. What started with maintaining footpaths and wagon routes more than 100 years ago has evolved into the overseeing of a sophisticated roadway system that serves the...
Bridges Case Studies
The I-270 Marine Avenue overpass is an 8-lane structure, within 2 miles of the busiest interchange in Missouri and traffic count is high. Using the “voided-deck” design, the overpass of Marine Avenue suffered from cathodic activity over the years that caused premature and rapid corrosion of the...
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies
A premier outdoor recreation destination, the Colorado Rocky Mountains can unleash dangerous winter snowstorms, below freezing temps and warm, wintertime sunshine—all within the same day. Municipalities like the city of Fort Collins, which rests against the foothills, often have their hands full...
Products
Work Area Protection introduces the Arrowmaster Pro-Line mast-mount arrow board. The 360-degree rotating center mast allows flexible deployment compared to “fixed” lifting arm arrow boards. The center mast design provides increased stability in both the travel and display position. Long-lasting LED...
Safety Products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently designated the ClearLane enhanced deicer with a Design for the Environment label. In the new formulation, traditional sodium chloride has been replaced with a blend of salts and organic additives to maintain the fast-melting, non-leaching,...
Paving Products
Roadtec 10 foot (3 meter) asphalt pavers have received a major redesign with tier 4i emission technology and many additional upgrades and improvements.   Operator stations provide greater efficiency and comfort, including hydraulic-pivot consoles and selectable seat positions. Operator visibility...
Roadway Lighting Products
Get high-performance street lighting with Cree LEDway® Streetlights. Optimized for street and roadway applications, LEDway achieves 30-70% in energy savings and 15+ years of nearly maintenance-free service versus traditional HID systems. Designed for easy retrofit with flexible drive currents and...
Manhole Risers Products
No need to leave grates low leaving a pot hole with grate bottom. Our inlet/catch basin/monument box risers will save time, lower cost, eliminate traffic control and/or liability of manual adjustments. Our riser heights start at ¾” rise, increase in ¼” increments, and are made to your job...
Herbicides Case Studies
When applying herbicides along roadsides to control weeds, it’s important to do so without injuring desirable vegetation, especially grasses. A point not lost on Gary Porter, vegetation manager for the Mississippi Department of Transportation.   “Protecting grass from injury with our herbicide...
Pavement Maintenance Case Studies
Minnesota’s Kandiyohi County Road No. 7 was in need of reconstruction.   “This segment of the grading and bituminous surfacing project was projected to receive a lot of heavy truck traffic with a projected [average daily traffic] of 883,” said Assistant County Engineer Ray Krossman.   The original...
Software Products
American Dynamics launched its new Illustra 600 Series high definition (HD) IP cameras. The series is an excellent choice for security directors with exceptional HD video quality in all lighting conditions. Free auto-configuration software is included with the cameras, as well as hands-free, remote...
Lighting Poles Products
Sun Valley Lighting introduced the Mozart, a street and area lighting lantern with LED or HID light sources. The fixture is designed to complement traditional and transitional architecture in civic centers, parks, plazas and other public areas. The fixture features full cutoff optics engineered for...
Fiber Optic Cables and Communications Systems Products
ComNet introduced the CLFE4US1TPC, an Ethernet switch that combines four 10/100TX Ethernet signals and transports them over one coaxial cable or RJ-45 cable. The CLFE4US1TPC can extend the transmission distance to 1500 meters using COAX or 900 meters using RJ-45 cable. This product is designed for...
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies
The city of West Hartford, Conn., spent years wrestling with their collective conscience. They had a primary responsibility to provide quality winter-maintenance services for their roadways but didn’t want to damage the surroundings by using environmentally unfriendly deicing products.   “There is...
Storm Water Case Studies
The Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA), located in the south metro Denver, Colo., area, is responsible for several culverts located throughout many residential neighborhoods. After evaluating the culverts, SEMSWA determined that multiple culverts were damaged and needed to be replaced...
Snow and Ice Removal Case Studies
The city of Spearfish, S.D., had a problem with corrosion on their winter-maintenance equipment. The rust and corrosion had become unacceptable.   “We had deicing equipment that was extremely corroded from road salt,” said George Martin, superintendent of streets for the city. “In fact, we were...
Asphalt Products
Husqvarna’s FS 9900 D 3-speed gearbox flat saw works for jobs that require deep cutting or high production rates. Its fifth wheel option helps raise and lower the rear of the saw for optimum pivoting. A Tier 3-compliant engine reduces emissions, and the patented power transmission system transmits...
Asphalt Products
The new John Deere 9RT Scraper Special Series Tractors provides improved productivity, increased uptime and lower operating costs. This new series, including the 9460RT, 9510RT and 9560RT, was designed for the toughest earth-moving applications and harshest jobsite conditions. Equipped with a fuel-...
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