Safety

Safety is a top priority with everyone involved in the road- and bridge-building market. The Safety Channel is a reflection of the commitment to reduce injuries and fatalities at the jobsite.

 

Enhancing this section is Roads & Bridges' continued partnership with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry for 35 years. Over 1,800 members provide the majority of safety features, services and materials used on the nation's roadways.

According to the FHWA, there were 87,606 work-zone crashes in 2010 that led to 576 fatalities.That number translates to one fatality in a work zone every 15 hours. Research...
W hile the U.S. DOT works feverishly to complete MAP-21’s new bridge, pavement and asset-management data requirements, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) provides a...
In an effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, societies across the globe are slowly but steadily implementing the use of alternative sources of energy. One of these...
A large number of rural crashes occur on curves—some sources estimate the crash rate on curves to be three times the crash rate of tangent sections. Curve-related crashes...
Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work-...
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas last Thursday held a news conference on the front lawn of DOTD headquarters alongside a 609-cone...
Highway maintenance crews from East Chicago to the Ohio River turn to custom-created forecasts by Purdue University students that provide the detailed information needed to...
The New York State Thruway Authority is trying to give wrong-way drivers a chance to right themselves.   The agency has installed Doppler-radar-enhanced LED signs to...

Products

  • SAFENCE High-Tension Cable Barrier from Gregory is a NCHRP 350 TL-3 and TL-4 approved tensioned wire rope cable barrier system. SAFENCE provides...
  • The SwiftGate was designed for highway use. Substantial in size, the gate allows for a good surface of reflective material and LED lighting. Crash...
  • NatureRail Scenic Guardrail System from Gregory provides the natural look of wood with the safety of steel. It is NCHRP 350, TL-2 approved and is a...
  • Avery Dennison OmniCube full-cube prisms return approximately 60 percent of available light back to the driver—20 percent more than competition...
  • This series of reflective sheeting is enclosed lens retroreflective material. Designed for nonspecification signage applications, T-1000 sheeting...
  • This series offers a 10-year outdoor durable material. Microprismatic sheetings offer brighter colors and higher reflectivity than glass bead...
  • This tape sets the standard for durability and visibility in pavement markings.  Born of 3M innovations in retroreflective science, polymer...
  • SafetyWall ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Barricade provides continuous, obstacle-free guidance through pedestrian work zones. SafetyWall creates...
  • Departments of transportation across the U.S. are looking for ways to improve guide sign visibility and save taxpayer dollars. Many are finding one...
  • The SwiftGate was designed for highway use. Substantial in size, the gate allows for a good surface of reflective material and LED lighting. Crash...
Based in St. Louis, Pace Construction is a heavy-construction company with over 60 years of bridge- and highway-construction experience. Pace...
Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge in Australia was the largest road and bridge project in Queensland’s history, necessary to meet the region’s future highway...
In 2010, construction began on a massive new park system in the Louisville area. One key goal of the project was to link four major parks with a park...
If you’re responsible for acquiring heavy equipment, you already know that going with the low bid isn’t necessarily the best use of taxpayer dollars...
When Cargill Deicing Technology officially decided to increase its environmental commitment, it were not making empty promises. Not only did the...
It is no secret that winter maintenance offers up its own set of challenges for contractors. Unpredictable weather, pedestrian safety concerns and...

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Industry News

High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes and carpool lanes could be coming to the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C., after the city council votes on a...
A week after the historic slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, traffic is again flowing across the Ohio River span that connects Milton, Ky., and...
San Francisco became the third city piloting the RideScout transportation aggregator app last week, joining Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas....