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Bridge Construction Videos July 25, 2016
In Michigan’s Bay Region, the Michigan Department of Transportation has a unique project involving replacing two bridges at both the Flint River and the Birch Run Outlet, and building approximately 3,800 ft of new roadway. The new Flint River Bridge is 272 ft longer and 6 ft higher, while the...
Bridge Construction News July 25, 2016
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has approved a $1 million emergency project to replace a U.S. Route 202 bridge in Bernardsville damaged by recent heavy rains and flooding.   The work is taking place despite the suspension of Transportation Trust Fund projects on July 8 that...
Bridges News July 25, 2016
The deadline to submit your top road project for consideration for the 2016 Roads & Bridges Top 10 Bridges list has been extended to August 5. Created in 2000, this list recognizes the top bridge projects in North America each year. To nominate your project, click here. Past winners are not...
Traffic Management Products July 22, 2016
The TR-100 transport platform from from Laird is designed to provide location, vehicle diagnostics and operation status to a server via a cellular data connection. The platform features real-time vehicle tracking and monitoring enabled with 3G cellular connectivity and high-accuracy GPS. With on-...
Traffic Management Products July 22, 2016
The MG Squared (MG2) camera lowering device allows maintenance for ITS surveillance systems to be performed on the ground by one technician without the need for bucket trucks, associated cone crews or lane closures. Providing less system downtime, cost savings and a more efficient system, the...
V2X Products July 22, 2016
The advanced capabilities of the BlueTOAD Spectra from TrafficCast International include tracing anonymous Bluetooth signals from mobile devices in vehicles to determine travel times, road speeds and vehicle movements. BlueTOAD is able to detect devices that are in non-discoverable mode, and offers...
Intelligent Transportation Systems Software Products July 22, 2016
The Pitstop mobile application is an all-in-one connected maintenance platform that sends real-time alerts on service reminders, recall notices and vehicle diagnostic reports. This app provides predictive analytics, where vehicle data is analyzed to predict and alert users and service centers of...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Products July 22, 2016
Spectrum, from Miovision, is an intelligent transportation system (ITS) solution hub that integrates with a city’s traffic signal infrastructrue, providing remote monitoring and data insights required to better understand and manage the traffic signal network. Spectrum provides traffic agencies...
Bridge Construction News July 22, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation is accepting estimates to build a replacement for the structurally deficient Route 35 bridge over Tarrara Creek in Boykins.   According to VDOT’s plan, the proposed bridge will be constructed on the alignment of the original bridge, but will be raised to...

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Tunnels News July 22, 2016
The troubled project to replace Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel is $223 million over budget.   The Washington state Department of Transportation said Thursday the additional money is needed for the project, originally slated to cost $3.1 billion, because of repeated delays. Those delays...
Asphalt Products July 21, 2016
Ravel Check rejuvenation/preservation liquid is an asphalt-based emulsion with penetrating chemistry and asphalt resins designed with Lock the Rock technology to rejuvenate, preserve and restore asphalt-based pavements. Designed to rejuvenate oxidized raveling roads or apply to preserve new asphalt...

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Light Rail Transit (LRT) News July 21, 2016
Honolulu rail officials awarded an $874.8 million bid Tuesday to build the section of rail from Aloha Stadium to Middle Street.   The announcement makes it clear how far rail can go with the budget City Council capped at $6.8 billion.   Three construction companies working together were chosen to...
Funding News July 21, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $4.15 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads and bridges damaged by heavy rains and subsequent flash flooding in northern Wisconsin.   “The...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News July 20, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot.   Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving...
Road Construction News July 20, 2016
The superstreet project for U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek Township, Ohio, has received a $5 million commitment in state funding.   The funding, which comes by way of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, represents nearly half the estimated cost for the...

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Bridge Construction News July 19, 2016
A large crane being used to construct the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York collapsed Tuesday, blocking all lanes on the span it is replacing, closing the traffic artery indefinitely and injuring five people.   Digital traffic signs as far back as Interstate 95 in New Jersey advised drivers of the...

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Road Construction News July 19, 2016
An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.   The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News July 19, 2016
Dr. Peter Sweatman   This October 10–14, thousands of transportation leaders from around the world will descend on Melbourne, Australia for one of the most exciting and prestigious gatherings of the year, the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems.   Among those leaders will be Dr....
Bridges Case Studies July 18, 2016
With thousands of bridge construction projects under its belt, and with the largest fleet of crawler cranes in North America, the ALL Family of Companies has become a trusted partner for complex jobs. Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, ALL’s four-location presence in Wisconsin, is providing five big...
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