News

Asphalt Article February 29, 2016
For the past several years, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been evaluating the use, primarily in the southwestern part of the state, of a thin asphalt leveling course followed by a single-lift asphalt overlay for its road rehabilitation projects.   The aim of such a...
Asphalt Article February 29, 2016
Durability issues are a leading cause of asphalt pavement deterioration and eventual failure.   Aggregate quality standards and mix design requirements have helped to resolve rutting issues, and performance-graded binders and binder selection guidelines have made major inroads in controlling...

Redi-Rock retaining walls were used to provide structural support for the security access road rerouted beneath the runway at the Louisville International Airport.

Retaining Walls Case Studies February 29, 2016
When the Louisville International Airport needed to extend a runway, engineers were challenged to relocate a security access road that ran through the proposed extension site. With no space to move the road and utilities, engineers decided to reroute the road through a tunnel beneath the runway.  ...
Transportation Management News February 29, 2016
SEPTA revealed a finalized plan to extend regional rail service to King of Prussia, Penn., with the construction of the Norristown High Speed Line. The $1.1 billion high-speed rail line would be an elevated four-to-five-mile-spur along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It would carry 8,500 passengers...
Maintenance News February 29, 2016
A rockslide shut down both northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 in Campbell County, Tenn. The highway, located approximately 30  miles from the Kentucky border, will likely be closed for weeks to come as crews clean up debris that fell onto the road.   Environmental factors like a recent...

The Mabey Universal bridge detours traffic while historic bridge is widened.

Bridges Case Studies February 26, 2016
The Great Vermont Flood of 1927 damaged several bridges in the northern part of the state, destroying the infrastructure in the region. Two years later, Richmond’s Checkered-House Bridge was built to carry Route 2 traffic over the Winooski River and rebuild the infrastructure damaged by the...
Transportation Management News February 26, 2016
Ride-sharing firm Uber said it will add to its advanced technologies center in Pittsburgh with a second facility to increase research and development of self-driving and other vehicle technology.   "Self-driving technology has the potential to drastically cut down on accidents and congestion while...
Equipment News February 26, 2016
Caterpillar Inc. announced that it will discontinue production of its on-highway vocational trucks. Based on the current business climate in the truck industry and a thorough evaluation of the business, the company decided it would withdraw from this market. This is also in line with the company’s...
Transportation Management News February 26, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) unveiled TexasClearLanes.com as a tool to keep Texans informed of the agency’s efforts to address traffic congestion. The website comes at a time when the agency is most focused on improving travel times for drivers as the state’s population continues...
Funding News February 25, 2016
Amtrak President Joseph Boardman told the Senate Commerce Committee’s surface transportation subcommittee that the Gateway project is Amtrak’s “top priority among a long list of major priorities.”   The recently enacted legislation sets aside $305 billion for roads, bridges, transit and railroads...
Earthmoving News February 25, 2016
The world’s largest tunnel-boring machine named Bertha resumed tunneling on the $3.1 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle this week. Bertha was ordered to stop digging underneath Seattle by the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) when a massive sinkhole opened up at the jobsite in...
Products February 24, 2016
It’s possible to work faster and safer with the new Vacuworx HL Series Hydraulic Barrier Lifters. The lifters feature 360° rotation lets you maneuver concrete barriers in confined spaces during road, bridge and highway applications. Wireless remote operation makes loading, unloading and...
Products February 24, 2016
New Gilson Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO) features eight-minute temperature recovery that strictly meets AASHTO and ASTM requirements and NIST traceable Platinum RTD temperature sensor. Silicone compression gaskets securely grip RTFO bottles for quick loading. Removable bottom tray means easy clean-...
Safety Products February 24, 2016
IAS portable, all-aluminum, OSHA-compliant work platforms provide safe, efficient trailer access while loading and unloading at any work site. The 4 ft and 8ft platforms are ANSI-rated and designed to improve loading efficiency and occupational safety. Each platform features CNC billet hooks for...
Snow / Ice Removal Chemicals Products February 24, 2016
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps fight icy winter roadways faster and more effectively. Providing better performance at lower temps, ClearLane enhanced deicer offers greater residual, less scatter, reduced clumping and a PNS-corrosion inhibitor in a non-leaching formula. Designated as a Safer Choice...
Traffic Safety Products February 24, 2016
Design. Print. Done. The ease of digital printing is now available for traffic signs. 3M offers a digital printing solution which includes reflective sheeting, inks and overlay films. All the components you need to digitally produce fully reflective, durable traffic signs. Backed by the 3M MCS ...
Safety Products February 24, 2016
Pexco’s Enhanced Delineation System (ELD) provides a “ribbon of light” to improve nighttime visibility on hazardous roadways, highlighting changes in road alignment, including horizontal curves, on and off-ramps, and approaches to bridges and tunnels. ELD solutions are economical, install quickly...
Products February 24, 2016
Reinforced Earth Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls are economical gravity structures having high strength, a limited footprint, the flexibility to distribute loads evenly, and a wide variety of creative architectural finishes. Our experienced team of regional managers, engineers and project...
Funding News February 24, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects under an eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.    Like the first seven rounds, FY 2016 TIGER discretionary...
Bridges Products February 23, 2016
BridgeScope is an exclusive design tool developed by U.S. Bridge to bring projects to life. Users can provide a few details about their projects and they will immediately receive a custom drawing. Launching in early March 2016, the tool will enable users to get their projects off the ground quickly...
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