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Bridges News July 02, 2014
Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur on July 2 joined state officials and military veterans to salute Medal of Honor winner and Vietnam veteran Allen J. Lynch by formally naming a bridge over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) in his honor.   During a ceremony just ahead of the Fourth of...
Funding News July 01, 2014
State departments of transportation may receive a cut in pay during the peak of the summer construction season. At a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said road and transit federal reimbursement payments would be reduced the first week of...
News July 01, 2014
Construction employment expanded in 218 metro areas, declined in 72 and was stagnant in 49 between May 2013 and May 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials warned that job losses could spread to more...
Traffic Management News July 01, 2014
Visitors to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will now be able to go between the airport and the city via light rail after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to construct a new $200 million station east of the central terminal. Service could begin as early as 2022....
Bridges News July 01, 2014
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is looking for a private firm to finance, build and maintain a new $500 million toll bridge across the Tennessee River in Decatur, Ala. If the bridge brings in enough revenue, the agency may consider adding doing more public-private toll projects...
Bridges News July 01, 2014
The Golden Gate Bridge will no longer be a suicide attraction. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District unanimously passed a $76 million plan to install steel-cable nets 20 ft below the east and west edges of the bridge to prevent people from taking fatal plunges into the San...
Bridge Construction News June 27, 2014
What will be the world’s longest floating bridge is getting a new feature. Contractor crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin installing a massive, hinged transition span today and will have it fully in place tomorrow.   Five girders make up the span, each of...
News June 26, 2014
Motorists in Syracuse wanting to get to the airport have to convert their vehicles into a “street jumper.” Call it a grounded version of the airborne “puddle jumper.”   Currently there is a missing portion of highway between I-690 and I-81 in New York. Those wanting to get to the Syracuse Hancock...
Traffic Management News June 25, 2014
With bus ridership down 7% since 2007, the New York City DOT and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have introduced a series of new Select Bus Service (SBS) lines—some of which employ signal priority technology—to improve bus service and control congestion.   The SBS lines tackle two of...
Traffic Management News June 25, 2014
Motorists anxious to own a self-driving car may not have to wait much longer thanks to San Francisco-based startup Cruise, which is taking pre-orders for its new aftermarket self-driving kit. Each unit will cost $10,000, with installations expected to start early in 2015.   Cruise has already...
News June 25, 2014
You have one final week left to submit your top road project for the 2014 ROADS & BRIDGES' Top 10 Roads list. Projects in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months are eligible. For a nomination form, click here. Past winners cannot re-apply. For a list of past...
News June 25, 2014
The June issue of ROADS & BRIDGES features a story on new paving at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and an update on some of the major road and bridge projects in the U.S. The increase use of tablets on the jobsite and winter maintenance also are covered.
News June 25, 2014
Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges earned grades of D– and D+, respectively, in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The state’s grades in the other infrastructure categories were not much better.   “Pennsylvania has the highest percentage of structurally...
Products June 25, 2014
With a telescoping, non-extruding design, the X-LITE NCHRP 350 TL-3 End Terminals are engineered to allow maximum interchangeability for both flared and tangent roadside applications. The non-extruding design also reduces vehicle spearing associated with older technology. In addition, X-LITE End...
Safety Article June 24, 2014
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 ITS...
Bridges News June 24, 2014
The Illinois Tollway will begin work on the $95 million Fox River Bridge project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elgin this week. The project begins with closure of the bicycle and pedestrian bridge under the Fox River Bridge and mobilization of equipment this week to begin preparing...
Asphalt Products June 24, 2014
BOMAG’s MPH 364-2 reclaimer/stabilizer features a rear-slung rotor and is suited for soil stabilization and full-depth asphalt reclamation projects. This machine offers mobility and maneuverability on municipal jobsites and secondary county road projects. Cummins engine power and Automatic Power...
Products June 24, 2014
SafeLane surface overlay is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on roadways and bridges. The patented technology retains deicing chemicals within the surface and releases them as temperatures drop below freezing, helping keep motorists and pedestrians safe from...
Products June 24, 2014
Every major project relies on a complex network of project stakeholders. Drawings, documents, emails and contracts need to be shared quickly among all stakeholders, and the most effective way to achieve this level of sharing is with integrated project collaboration software. Viewpoint For Project...
Products June 24, 2014
Natural gas and oil production involves a great many roads leading to and from the drilling sites, many of which require dust suppression from the effects of heavy drilling equipment traffic. PennzSuppress has been applied at sites in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, resulting in savings of over...

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