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Concrete Products February 24, 2015
The Crafco TechCrete is designed to treat distresses in Portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP), including cracking, joint deficiencies, surface defects and miscellaneous distresses in PCCP. TechCrete is a hot-applied, gray-colored, flexible mastic sealant made of polymer-modified synthetic resin...
Excavators Products February 24, 2015
Discovery is the industry’s first Crossover Hydraulic Excavator, a cost-effective solution for governments and contractors. Discovery combines Gradall’s full-tilting, telescoping boom with the reliable over-the-road mobility of a Freightliner truck chassis. Discovery is designed to handle projects...
Products February 24, 2015
LEAP Bridge Enterprise is a powerful modeling and analysis solution for small to medium-sized concrete bridges of all types: precast, cast-in-place, reinforced, and post-tensioned. This comprehensive bridge information modeling (BrIM) system offers a synthesis of geometric modeling, substructure,...
Funding News February 24, 2015
Two very different situations coming out of the Atlantic region of late. While many states are facing down upkeep and maintenance struggles with regard to their highway systems, Pennsylvania has begun to implement a multifaceted, multibillion-dollar blueprint intended to accelerate road and bridge...
Asphalt Products February 23, 2015
Crack sealant is not all created equal. Meeting specifications is one metric, but studies have shown that meeting a particular specification does not equal long-term performance on the road. In many field performance studies conducted by federal and state agencies over the last 30 years, Crafco...
Funding News February 23, 2015
In less than 100 days, authorization for the federal highway and transit program will end and Congress has even less time to take action.   “The Senate and House are only scheduled to be in session 55 and 36 days, respectively, before that legislative deadline occurs.  Where is the sense of urgency...
Equipment Case Studies February 23, 2015
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Arizona is known for its vast deserts and arid climates—not necessarily torrential rain. But when it does rain in the southwestern state, the combination of the amount and the speed at which it falls can cause flash floods. The shores of Lake Havasu—a valley destination for flash flood waters—are...
Equipment Case Studies February 23, 2015
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Continental Gold, an exploration and development company, established a mining operation in the mountains of Antioquia, Colombia. Situated 940 m (3,084 ft) above sea level, the very complex and steep terrain rendered the area nearly inaccessible for construction equipment that was required to build...
Equipment Case Studies February 23, 2015
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The scenic U.S. 50 twists and turns its way past Lake Tahoe, Nev. It cuts through mountains, forests and desert valley with steep grades and hairpin turns. Rocky outcrops bound the highway, and a stretch of road between Cave Rock Tunnel and the junction of U.S. 50 and S.R. 28 was in need of repair...
Case Studies February 20, 2015

The city of Lowell, Mass., is cutting salt use by installing a new electronic spreader control system on its snowplow trucks. 

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Over the last three fiscal years, the city of Lowell, Mass., cut road salt use by 30% when measured in tons per inch of snow. 

Before installing electronic spreader controls on its snowplow trucks, the Lowell, Mass., Department of Public Works (DPW) was applying tons of salt on city streets for each winter storm. “Our operators would typically set their existing manual spreaders to maximum and go, putting down about 1,000...
Funding News February 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this week announced that it is preparing to spend $232 million to address roads and bridges that have sustained significant, emergent damage as a result of recent storms. As part of the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Fund program, the...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article February 19, 2015
In February the U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would begin taking steps to require vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology that will significantly reduce the number of crashes on our nation’s roadways by enabling real-time communication...
Concrete Case Studies February 19, 2015

This image shows the placement of TechCrete into a cavity that has been sawed and blown clean with compressed air. 

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This image depicts a repair after the surface has been diamond-ground.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is always on the lookout for durable solutions for pavement preservation. Degradation caused by natural forces, traffic and other means is a continual challenge for keepers of the infrastructure—they need to treat defects such as surface spalling, panel...
Traffic Management Article February 19, 2015
To assist the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in meeting the challenges of a $2 billion reconstruction of I-35 in central Texas, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has designed, deployed and implemented an advanced construction traveler information system to keep the public...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article February 19, 2015
While Phoenix-area residents eagerly await the completion of a major extension of the city’s light-rail system, known as the Northwest Extension, they can use an application developed by the project’s joint venture contractors to stay connected with local businesses and get project updates. The...
Traffic Management Article February 19, 2015
We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth 1,000 words, even if it’s unclear who determined that value proposition. No one has determined the universal value of a video yet, but for the Melrose Park (Ill.) Police Department, it’s apparently $100.  That was the price of the ticket I got for...
Traffic Management Article February 19, 2015
2014 has seen a government and auto industry cooperative effort to develop connected vehicles (CV), which may well lead to an explosion in public attention to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). According to Thomas Kern, interim president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of...
Article February 19, 2015
 News analysts and political pundits often refer to “nation building” abroad as a way to protect national security here at home. As a retired U.S. Army noncommissioned officer, I couldn’t agree more. But as a current general manager and CEO of one of the country’s largest public transportation...
Funding News February 19, 2015
With 2015 now fully under way, states across the country are rapidly gearing up budgets for the coming years, all of which must address the pervasive infrastructure problems plaguing the nation at large. While plans and proposals vary depending on the specific needs and demands of each given state...
News February 17, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced on Feb. 17 that construction of a new flyover bridge as part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, on March 7.   The start of the project, which involves building a new bridge...

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