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Asphalt News April 29, 2015
Designers, contractors and government officials can submit their top road projects to be considered for the 2015 Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads list. This list receives media attention all over the U.S. To submit, go to www.roadsbridges.com, click on the Top 10 Road logo and then hit the...
Products April 29, 2015
The QuadGuard M10 by Trinity Industries consists of an engineered steel nose and crushable, energy absorbing cartridges surrounded by a framework of steel Quad-Beam panels. The system is MASH (Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware) Test Level 2 and Test Level 3 compliant as a re-directive, non-...
Products April 29, 2015
SealMaster high performance, professional grade Traffic Paints come in bright, vibrant colors. SealMaster’s 100 percent acrylic, lead-free, water-based Traffic Paint is formulated for durability. Liquid thermoplastic cold-spray delivers hot-applied performance and meets/exceeds Fed. Spec TTP-1952E...
Products April 29, 2015
Portable, all aluminum work platforms by IAS are ideal for extending a trailer’s standing surface area for safe passage around stored material and/or equipment.  The lightweight 4 ft and 8 ft platforms are ANSI-Rated for 3-Man (3000 lb) capacity and mount securely to the trailers rub rail or stake...
Products April 29, 2015
The Snap-Tite Hydro-Bell Culvert Inlet Device uses newer materials to capitalize on the effects of culvert fluid dynamics. Through this design, it is now possible to maximize hydraulic efficiency and/or reduce head loss of a relined culvert. The Hydro-Bell connects to the inlet end of the Snap-Tite...
Products April 29, 2015
When you’re designing a retaining wall on your next road or bridge project, you need accurate, tested information to ensure that your wall will perform exactly as engineered. See what tools are available in this new manual.
Products April 29, 2015
  American Highway Products' Catch Basin Riser is used to reduce cost and stream line the adjusting of utilities to the new grade when paving a road. The riser heights start at ¾ in. rise and increase in ¼ in. increments and inclined risers are available.  Excavating the frame and manually...
Bridges Products April 29, 2015
 Mabey’s panel bridges & structural shoring reduce the duration of road closures/detours during bridge repair/replacement projects. The structural shoring provides temporary support for bridges under repair while keeping lanes open to traffic. Both can be used for falsework, bridge support...
Ice Control Products April 29, 2015
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two brine-making options to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals. The AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker can help municipalities and contractors save on time, costs and labor.   ·       Accurate, automated...
Software Products April 29, 2015
ProContractor offers an all-in-one, cloud-based solution for estimating, project management and accounting. Estimating provides many features and flexibility to help takeoff cut and fill quantities with speed and then efficiently calculate and verify what the materials, equipment and labor will...
Products April 29, 2015
The Magma in three sizes -150, 230, 410-gal - with operator features for efficient crack sealing. AutoStart informs of ready-to-seal status with three green lights. Digital flow control provides smooth, even material flow. New “no drip” ergonomic sealant wand eliminates drips between crack sealing...
Products April 29, 2015
HCSS Mobile Mechanic­ allows equipment managers and mechanics to complete work orders and access construction equipment information directly from the field. The app works in conjunction with HCSS’s Equipment360 equipment maintenance software, which tracks equipment maintenance schedules for company...
Products April 29, 2015
StrataWeb provides three-dimensional soil reinforcement and solves problems associated with load support over soft soils, erosion on steep slopes and the linings of lagoons, drainage channels and landfills. Filled with granular material, the resulting cellular confinement system efficiently...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the first stop-sign installation.   Not surprisingly, this innovation was developed and installed in Detroit. It was a rather simple device—the word STOP written in black on a white metal background. Over the next century a system of uniform rules, road-...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are being increasingly deployed in work zones to improve traffic operations and safety.   Also known as smart work-zone systems, these deployments provide real-time information to travelers, monitor traffic conditions and manage incidents. Despite numerous...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
It is just before 6 a.m. when you are awakened by the phone. Annoyed that someone would call you at such an early hour, you answer thinking, “what could be so important?”   Your world begins to spin when you learn your spouse has been killed by a motorist while working on a nearby roadway.  ...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
The most critical aspect of signal design and timing at an intersection is the development of an appropriate phase plan, which is mainly driven by left-turn treatments.   Accommodating and addressing left-turning vehicles is challenging for traffic engineers as they seek balance between...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
Rural, two-way-stop controlled intersections present a significant challenge for traffic safety.   For the 10-year period of 2002 to 2011 in Minnesota, 43% of all intersection crashes occurred at unsignalized intersections. However, for this same period, 65% of fatal and serious-injury intersection...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
As early as the 1920s highway agencies across the country started developing guidelines for uniform traffic signs. During that time—and pretty much ever since—the conventional thinking concerning nighttime visibility has been brighter is better.   That is because nighttime sign visibility has been...
Safety Article April 28, 2015
About an hour south of our nation’s capital, the historic former battlegrounds of Fredericksburg, Va., serve as the backdrop for the headquarters of a one-of-a-kind international roadway safety trade organization—the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).   This assertive group of...

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