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Bridges News September 08, 2014
The Vermont Agency of Transportation is thinking outside the box to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in the state, utilizing a longer-lasting design that can be built quicker than traditional methods.   When the bridge over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield needed replacement last...
News September 05, 2014
State DOTs will not have to be as convincing to the FHWA when it comes to receiving federal grants.   In the past, agencies had to conduct a cost-benefit analysis (value engineering) on highway projects costing more than $25 million and bridge projects tagged in excess of $30 million.   Under new...
Case Studies September 05, 2014

Hyvinkaan Tieluiska is the finishing contractor on a major highway project in Finland.

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Hyvinkaan Tieluiska is the finishing contractor on a major highway project in Finland, designed to improve the Helsinki ring road junction with the highway to Tampere—the country’s second-largest city.   It is critical that the job be completed on time, meaning the contractor needs strong,...
Traffic Management News September 04, 2014
During its Advanced Safety Seminar in Ypsilanti, Mich., Toyota announced it would be putting an additional $35 million toward automated- and connected-vehicle safety research over the next six years.   The funding will be channeled to Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) in Ann...
News September 03, 2014
After opening the wallet last year, many would think the state of Maryland was putting a clamp on the coin in 2015. The agency, however, made its move in 2013, which is why there is only a call for about $280 million in new projects for the coming years.   The Maryland DOT unveiled a lighter budget...
Traffic Management News September 03, 2014
Responding to safety concerns regarding access to MnPASS express lanes, researchers at the University of Minnesota Traffic Observatory (MTO) evaluated two types of lane designs to see if one was safer than the other. Results indicate, however, that lane design has little impact on traffic mobility...
Traffic Management Products September 02, 2014
ComNet has introduced the NetWave NW8 wireless Ethernet link that is designed to support redundant ring and “Drop-and-Insert” functionality on a wireless network. The NW8 is a dual radio version of the recently introduced NW series of environmentally hardened wireless Ethernet products.   ComNet...
Traffic Management Products September 02, 2014
From bridges and tunnels to intelligent traffic control, Red Lion understands every network application is not the same. That is why our new N-Tron and Sixnet industrial Ethernet switches, Wi-Fi radio and cellular devices are designed to meet diverse networking environments. Built-in redundancy...
Bridge Rescue Article August 29, 2014

The Mulberry Street Bridge has undergone some major renovations in its 105-year existence, including replacement of the bridge deck in 1957 and replacement of the expansion joints at the piers in 1982.

When all is said and done, the Mulberry Street Bridge will look good as new—at 105 years old.   That’s how long the iconic, 18-span concrete arch structure has served Harrisburg, Pa., as the primary link between the Allison Hill neighborhood, the Harrisburg Transportation Center and downtown. And...
News August 29, 2014
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved three new construction contracts totaling $62.7 million as part of its 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. More than $814 million in construction and engineering contracts have been approved...
Traffic Management News August 29, 2014
The city of Austin, Texas, is preparing to implement a new advanced traffic management system (ATMS) that will monitor location data from drivers’ smartphones and adjust traffic-signal timing accordingly to reduce congestion.   As explained by the Austin Department of Transportation, the ATMS will...
Safety Case Studies August 29, 2014

For I-30, project plans also included temporary portable rumble strips.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) Project BB0306, the Sheppard to Highway 278 project, entailed undercutting the inside shoulder and overlaying an asphalt surface on I-30. Earlier this summer, AHTD set up work zones and lane closures that ran from mile marker 22.4 to 29.5 on I-...
Traffic Management News August 28, 2014
With the 2014 ITS World Congress approaching, the U.S. DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office revealed its slate of demonstrations, simulations and information sessions related to connected-vehicle technology.   Highlights of the Joint Program Office’s program for the...
Winter Maintenance Products August 27, 2014
The BrineXtreme Pro from Henderson Products is a mid-range brine maker. This standalone system offers honest plug-and-play setup. System highlights include: 100% automated brine production; 100% repeatability; accurate to 0.001 SG; production rates up to 6,000 gal per hour; self-contained design;...
Software Construction Products August 27, 2014
Cloud-based Viewpoint For Project Collaboration allows for real-time flow of drawings, documents and data for all stages of the construction lifecycle, providing improved communications and collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams; this includes owners,...
Bridges Products August 27, 2014
Bridge lifting and repositioning with synchronous lifting & hydraulic cylinders rentals!   Cut cost on your next bridge project by renting hydraulic cylinders (single or double-acting)—and for ultra-precision lifts, you can also rent the synchronous lifting system. With an accuracy of 0.040 in...
Winter Maintenance Products August 27, 2014
Cargill Deicing Technology offers two options for brine making to suit the needs and budgets of winter maintenance professionals: the new AccuBatch brine maker and the AccuBrine automated brine maker. Offering accurate salinity concentrations, hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, brine...
Snow / Ice Removal Equipment Products August 27, 2014
ClearLane enhanced deicer helps you 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. What’s more, the U.S....
News August 27, 2014
According to the U.S. DOT’s Inspector General, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has not fully implemented all MAP-21 bridge provisions and prior recommendations by the Inspector General.   Since 2006, the Inspector General has issued three reports with 16 recommendations for FHWA to...
News August 26, 2014
Abandoned coalmines are now chipping away at Ohio’s Rte. 33.   About a year ago engineers traveling the route noticed a dip in the road, and after further investigation it was discovered that mining was done below the surface in the early 20th century, and the work left voids. Coal pillars and oak...

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