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Funding News August 07, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx addressed the nation yesterday in a virtual town hall meeting.   “While I certainly appreciated the opportunity to make the case for a long-term transportation bill that truly funds our nation's needs and provides states, counties and cities the certainty they...
Traffic Management News August 06, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently completed a 17-week test of new connected-vehicle technology that would determine if drivers should stop or yield at an intersection based on current traffic levels. Though still in the proof-of-concept stage, the technology could eventually reduce the need for...
Funding News August 06, 2014
Lawmakers in Missouri will have to go back to the drawing board to fund transportation improvements such as rebuilding I-70. Voters in the state rejected a proposed sales-tax increase yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported. The new sales tax, in the form of a proposed constitutional amendment,...
Bridges Article August 05, 2014
It all comes down to money—or lack of it.   State transportation CEOs from across the nation were in agreement on that point in Louisville, Ky., site of the 2014 American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Spring Conference. The federal Highway Trust Fund is...
Road Design Article August 05, 2014
Access into Louisville, Ky., from Indiana has long been limited to two interstate bridges and one local-access bridge.   The Kennedy Bridge (I-65) provides direct access through downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind. Traffic has long exceeded the bridge’s capacity. Earlier attempts to...
Road Design Article August 05, 2014
They needed a weekend to think it over.   In preparation for the demolition of the Ontario Street ramp, which spanned the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) in Chicago, prime contractor Paschen and subcontractor Omega Demolition were bracing for a series of separate closures on one of the most prime...
Road Design Article August 05, 2014
Ybor City, located northeast of Tampa’s downtown, is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida.   Red brick buildings, wrought iron balconies and narrow brick streets give it an old-world charm that is a refreshing contrast from the area’s Gulf beaches and gleam of the city’s...
Road Design Article August 05, 2014
Change is coming to Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue, and the Spanish explorer would have been proud to see a street named after him leading a movement into the future.   Starting in mid-2016—or so the project team hopes—this major east-west corridor on the city’s northeast side will begin its...
Concrete Article August 05, 2014

Ballard Greenways group is one of more than 20 local grassroots groups that have sprung up in the past three years under the umbrella of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.

Michael Wolf sits on his front porch on the new 58th Avenue NW Greenway and watches the world go by.   It has been just about a year since the neighborhood greenway in front of his house in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle officially opened.   “I see moms on family bikes with a few kids behind...
Concrete Article August 05, 2014
The Hynes Convention Center is located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.   Portions of the Hynes are located directly over I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike. A 50-year-old cast-in-place concrete slab, suspended from the underside of the Hynes, serves as the ceiling for the...
Bridge Construction News August 05, 2014
State Route 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project crews will be hard at work over this coming weekend as they place asphalt on new ramps and stripe the freshly paved lanes east of the S.R. 520 bridge. Beginning Friday night, Aug. 8, all S.R. 520 lanes across Lake Washington will be shut down in both...
Maintenance Products August 05, 2014
The Crafco pavement router removes deteriorated asphalt and debris from pavement cracks and creates a new, clean crack sealant reservoir for sealant to adhere to and move with the surrounding pavement, thus achieving more than twice the sealant service life than nonrouted and sealed cracks. There...
Traffic Management News August 04, 2014
For the last six months, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has been making use of a new predictive analytics software to better anticipate when and where traffic accidents are likely to occur. While it’s too soon to tell exactly how effective the technology has been, THP reports that traffic fatalities...
News August 04, 2014
New government data shows the uneven nature of the construction industry's recovery, as the sector added 22,000 jobs in July, but suffered a pullback in spending in June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said uncertainty about...
Road Construction Case Studies August 01, 2014
Road departure devices, Road departure devices
The city of Varenne, Québec, is on a mission to improve the safety of Canadian highways while saving taxpayer dollars. After recently completing a bridge replacement project on Autoroute 30, the city of Varenne decided to upgrade already-installed road departure devices.   Many contractors,...
Funding News August 01, 2014
The Senate voted last night to replenish the Highway Trust Fund through next spring and then ran for the exits for a recess. The vote on the highway bill was 81 to 13.   “We once had leaders, and you know what those leaders used to do?” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asked before the final Senate votes...
Traffic Management News July 31, 2014
Up to three cities in the U.K. will have the opportunity to play host to self-driving-vehicle researchers thanks to a new competition enacted by the British government. If all goes according to plan, testing is scheduled to begin in less than six months.   The British government is offering a total...
Bridge Construction News July 31, 2014
A new international agency will oversee the planned new Detroit-Windsor border crossing.   Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced yesterday that a new entity, the Canada-Michigan International Authority, is being formed and will manage land acquisition,...
Equipment Products July 30, 2014
Cut cost by renting modular spreader beams with spans ranging from 3 – 52 ft and capacities from 9 tons to 187 tons from LGH! Lightweight, durable and strong, modular beams are also easy to transport. LGH now offers the CMOD-50, providing corners for modular beams and creating a modular lifting...
Asphalt Products July 30, 2014
Available in 125-, 200-, 260- and 400-gal tank capacities, CrackPro oil-jacketed melter/applicators for hot pour crack filling offer the industry’s fastest heat-up and recovery time, with material ready to apply in one hour. With both the burner and engine powered by diesel fuel, CrackPro Heated...

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