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The Jane Byrne flyover will rise above the interchange and intersect with westbound I-290 just past Halsted Street.

Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
Chicago natives are no strangers to traffic. Growing numbers of cars and trucks throughout the region have caused an increase in traffic delays, leading to excessive travel times and congestion. That’s why the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had to think boldly and reach deep in...
Manhole Risers Case Studies August 03, 2016
Lower Allen Township Authority, a regional municipal sewer authority in Pennsylvania, provides service in Cumberland and York counties, west of the busy Harrisburg metro area. Superintendent David Ramsey deals with the same paving and manhole maintenance challenges as any municipal sewer system...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
In cities across the nation, Americans are increasingly choosing to relocate to the urban core for smaller spaces, convenience, entertainment options, proximity to nearby restaurants, shopping and employment opportunities. A critical challenge for urban living spaces in many cities is...

Florida’s priced managed I-595 corridor. Photo: Paul Morris, courtesy HNTB

Traffic Management Article August 03, 2016
Americans have long paid a premium for reliability. When we want to ensure an important package arrives at its destination by a certain date and time, we pay extra to get it there overnight. If we do not want a layover or the risk of arriving late for an appointment in another city, we pay extra...
Transportation Management Article August 03, 2016
The term Big Data (BD) has become ambiguous, confusing and often misused in the transportation industry. It is a broad term that has become as much a marketing strategy and industry buzzword as anything else. There’s big money in BD, but what’s all the hype about? Is it really something that the...
Traffic Management News August 03, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has created a new web application with a pre-populated database that consolidates information about 8,700 traffic signals located on state routes.   The one-stop electronic information warehouse will make it easier for PennDOT, municipalities...
Construction Planning News August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance.   The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
Retaining Walls Case Studies August 02, 2016
The intersection of Rybolt and Wesselman Roads in Green Township, Ohio, was notorious for its significant visibility problems and heavy traffic. With construction starting in 2014 on a new subdivision nearby, Hamilton County officials initiated plans to widen the intersection to allow for the...
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
The Volvo DD25B double-drum compactor is powered by a 3-cylinder engine that meets strict Tier 4 Final emissions regulations without the need for an after-treatment system. The new DD25B, designed with the Volvo D1.7A Tier 4 Final 25-hp engine, reduces particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx)....
Asphalt Products August 02, 2016
Powered by a Volvo 235 hp Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the tracked P7110 and wheeled P7170 are more fuel efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions. The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption,...
Highway Construction News August 02, 2016
Over the last year, crews have been working on constructing the Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway in Scioto County. According to officials with the project, crews have the $429 million project nearly halfway complete.   In its first Public, Private, Partnership (P3), the Ohio Department of...
Transit News August 02, 2016
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami), who serves as the chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee, announced last week a $2.35 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the low-emission or no-emission vehicle program for...
Traffic Safety Videos August 01, 2016
Construction crews on the Ohio River Bridges Project Downtown Crossing are working to change the landscape of downtown Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana. The addition of lanes and the reduction of conflict points on the project are helping to improve traffic flow and safety. 
Bridge Construction Videos August 01, 2016
Workers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are redoing the Kennedy Interchange where I-65, I-71 and I-64 all come together in downtown Louisville. The 52-year-old John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, which connects Kentucky to Indiana over the Ohio River, will carry six lanes of I-65...
Traffic Management News August 01, 2016
A 9-mile stretch of managed toll lanes along Interstate 30 running from Grand Prairie to Dallas will open to commuters this morning, Texas highway officials announced Friday.   Motorists wanting to drive in the managed toll lanes from President George Bush Turnpike to Westmoreland Road will be...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the winners of its 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award, as well as the winners and finalists of its Operational Excellence Awards. Both series of special recognition were made at a special ceremony during the...
Bridge Construction News August 01, 2016
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is using a recyclable resource to renovate worn bridges along one of the busier highways in Salt Lake County.   On Friday, the agency demonstrated an inventive system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the $105 million I-215 project...
Asphalt News August 01, 2016
The Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series provides participants with an introduction to the Pavement Preservation Treatment Construction Guide so that they can use it to better familiarize themselves with general information on pavement preservation concepts and techniques.   The...
Funding News August 01, 2016
Drop by our homepage and take this week's poll question, which considers miles-traveled taxation as a potential boon to state revenue.
Traffic Safety News July 29, 2016
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a nonprofit association representing highway safety offices across the country, released a statement yesterday in strong support of the use of automated traffic enforcement technology, including red light cameras, to improve safety for all road users...
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