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Safety Article January 05, 2015
Navigating work zones can be challenging for all pedestrians. However, it’s especially difficult for people who are blind or visually impaired. Due to differences in spatial perception as compared to sighted travelers, people with vision impairment usually encounter physical or information barriers...
Concrete Article January 05, 2015
In north Louisiana, not far from the Arkansas state line, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has been undertaking a megaproject with the intent of tying together a wide array of communities via the I-49 North Corridor. And now it looks as though the home stretch is...
Concrete Article January 05, 2015
Once a tree-eating monster is caught up in all of it’s glory, the best results are going to be produced when there is a place mat involved. When the Army Corps of Engineers first scoured the proposed wetland-sensitive footprint of the Carolina Bays Parkway project in South Carolina, the primary...
Concrete Article January 05, 2015
How do you deliver 78,298 cu yd of ready mix concrete, 270,000 cu yd of paving concrete, move 1.2 million cu yd of dirt, rehabilitate 30,000 linear ft of sewer line, recycle 700,000 sq yd of concrete pavement, place 850,000 tons of aggregate base and 85,000 linear ft of concrete barrier wall all in...
Concrete Article January 05, 2015
Same as any metropolis, New Orleans has a good many functioning industries, but tourism is arguably the most crucial. The pull of the French Quarter’s historic cache and socially embraced infamy entwines with the business importance of the riverside Convention Center and the Superdome’s dual...
Traffic Management News January 05, 2015
One of the country’s most controversial public-transportation projects is about to commence, as the long-debated California high-speed rail (HSR) project is set to finally break ground this week.   Since its conception, the HSR effort—whose final result will create a 220-mph train line between San...
News January 05, 2015
The Highway Fund Trust Fund will go bone dry in May and it is generally understood that more than $100 billion will be needed just to maintain the status quo—a staggering figure that nonetheless belies the fact that state of good repair issues will continue to, day by day, decrease what that amount...
Traffic Management News January 02, 2015
Researchers in Europe are preparing to propel the global intelligent transportation system (ITS) market forward with the world’s first smart road to span three countries. If the project proves a success, other European countries may add their own segments to the international highway.    The smart...
News January 02, 2015
Minnesota is not immune to the pervading issues that are presently impacting all corners of the lower 48—and perhaps may have more of those issues than many other states could claim. It is a state that uses an abundance of salting through its long winter months, which is a direct cause of...
Funding News December 31, 2014
  The number of Republicans historically who have backed increasing taxes—any form of taxation—as a primary measure for increasing Federal revenue in order to fund Federal programs can be logged on the fingers of one’s right hand. The new Congress that the U.S. has given to itself does not look...
Bridges Products December 29, 2014
Download our 2015 Calendar of Events from our website or email ihoward@usbridge for single or multiple hard copies. Aside from featuring a variety of U.S. Bridge installation photos including different styles and finishes, the 2015 Calendar of Events contains not only a list of industry events but...
Safety News December 29, 2014
On the eve of the Christmas holiday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made, via the Federal Register, a formal request for crash data and other findings regarding Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus guardrail end terminal, following protracted allegations that have surfaced regarding misleading...
Software Case Studies December 26, 2014
At T+C Contracting in Louisville, Ky., all foremen enter their daily job site data into HCSS’s HeavyJob software.   “What’s so great about the HeavyJob software is it’s in a very easy-to-follow sequence,” said Scott Thornberry, T+C’s operations manager. “For a foreman who has never used a computer...
News December 26, 2014
There’s been much smoke blowing of late with regard to federal funding; it’s become a proverbial “will they, won’t they” dilemma. Now, however, at least in Arkansas, where there’s been smoke, there is fire.   The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced on Dec. 23 that three...
Software Products December 26, 2014
HeavyBid automatically identifies and directs you to correct potential estimating errors. See the net effect of any cost change and the detail behind the change, and track all cost and price adjustments using the audit trail, which breaks down changes to the lowest level of detail. Run cash flows...
Earthmoving Case Studies December 24, 2014
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The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is responsible for developing, conserving and protecting the water resources of the San Jacinto River Basin in Texas. The SJRA’s purview includes all of Montgomery County and parts of Walker, Waller, San Jacinto, Grimes and Liberty counties. The SJRA’s...
Asphalt Videos December 24, 2014
Watch a Gradall XL 4100 IV excavator tackle asphalt pavement removal and replacement with the help of just one small vibratory roller.
News December 24, 2014
Officials at the Washington State Department of Transportaton (WsDOT) announced this week that the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was expected to see completion in calendar 2015, will now not open to traffic until mid-2017.   A memo issued by WsDOT indicated that the new completion date would be “later...
Concrete Case Studies December 24, 2014

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When’s the last time you saw a pothole, or, worse, hit one with your car? Chances are it hasn’t been long. Pavements around North America are showing alarming rates of deterioration at the same time traffic is at an all-time high.   For years, Georgia DOT (GDOT) has researched and implemented...
Bridges News December 23, 2014
Falling snow is difficult enough to deal with out on the road. In Ohio on I-280, motorists also have to watch for falling ice.   Since its opening, the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway over the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, has been closed three times due to the frozen hazard, but the Ohio DOT believes...

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