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News August 21, 2018
Drivers in the state of Oklahoma could soon be seeing fewer guardrails on the side of the highway, as the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) said it is planning to install more cable barriers.   The department said it plans on installing 10 miles of cable barriers, some of which is...
Oregon traffic safety
News March 28, 2018
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced plans this week for a series of construction projects along I-84 between Pendleton and La Grande to make the stretch of freeway safer for motorists.   The work is based on the I-84 Corridor Management Plan, a study that looked at road safety between...
LaneGard 3 Folding Type III Barricade is designed for emergency road closures.

LaneGard 3 Folding Type III Barricade is designed for emergency road closures.

Case Studies March 07, 2018
After a storm hit northeastern Ohio on March 1, 2018, an estimated 80,000 people lost electrical power as a result. High winds, gusting as strong as 50 mph, brought many power lines down, and numerous road closures were reported throughout the area. The storm, severe enough to earn its own name,...
BoardWalk Ramp and Platform with detectable warning stripe
Case Studies December 14, 2017
The city of Toronto, Canada, launched the King Street Transit Pilot Project in November 2017. The purpose of the project is to improve transit reliability, capacity and speed. Giving priority to streetcars, the project does not allow personal vehicles through certain intersections along King Street...
I-76 Work zone
Case Studies November 02, 2017
As the prime highway contractor, Shelly & Sands recently installed temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS) in a work zone in Mahoning County, Ohio. The concrete joint repair project was located on I-76/I-80 eastbound, between Bailey Road and the Ohio Turnpike, in the Warren-Youngstown area.  ...
The rumble strips were set out in a dual three-strip array.

The rumble strips were set out in a dual three-strip array.

Case Studies August 25, 2017
Last October, Shelly & Sands, a prime highway contractor, installed RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) arrays in two Ohio work zones. The installation, conducted in partnership with Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Ohio Contractors Association (OCA), tested the...
IDOT TRS developmental layout specification (as shown as Figure 4 in the Report).

IDOT TRS developmental layout specification (as shown as Figure 4 in the Report).

Case Studies June 30, 2017
The Center for Transportation Research and Education (CTRE) at Iowa State University develops methods and technologies to improve transportation safety and reliability.   Last month, CTRE issued a Final Report titled “Field Measurements on the Effect of Temporary Rumble Strips in Work Zone Flagging...
Pennsylvania Turnpike tests temporary portable rumble strips
Case Studies August 25, 2016
To improve both work-zone and worker safety, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission tested temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS, or rumble strips) in September and October of 2015.   The goal was to test the effectiveness of TPRS in short-term work zones. Specifically, to determine if TPRS would “…...
Deployment and removal is easier, faster, safer with CRIB Cargo Carrier.

Deployment and removal is easier, faster, safer with CRIB Cargo Carrier.

Case Studies April 29, 2016
Distracted driving crashes are a prime factor in traffic fatalities and injuries. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that 3,179 people were killed and 431,100 injured on U.S. roadways in 2014 because of distracted driving. Those figures are comparable to the two...
SafetyWall is an ADA-compliant longitudinal channelizer that aids all pedestrians, regardless of their required level of guidance.

SafetyWall is an ADA-compliant longitudinal channelizer that aids all pedestrians, regardless of their required level of guidance.

Case Studies October 16, 2015
On Oct. 23, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (CC) will host the 26th Annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival. The festival features three full days of events. Among several choices, attendees can enjoy trick-or-treating and haunted bonfires on Friday, the Fiddler...
N-Line crew installs an array of RoadQuake 2F Folding Temporary Portable Rumble Strips.

N-Line crew installs an array of RoadQuake 2F Folding Temporary Portable Rumble Strips.

Case Studies March 20, 2015
In the last few years, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has implemented several safety initiatives to enhance safety in work zones for both drivers and workers.   As one of those safety initiatives, TxDOT added temporary portable rumble strips (TPRS) to lane closures, effective with...
Article January 08, 2009
2009 marks the 10-year anniversary of National Work Zone Awareness Week. As anniversaries often do, this one calls for a reassessment: What progress has the roadway safety industry made during this time? What new products and innovations have improved work-zone safety? This question was posed to a...
Article July 15, 2008
One word to die by. That is all I needed. Cause of death: electrocution. When my wife told me how a local FOX news station described what happened to a pair of workers when they made a fatal maneuver operating an aerial lift around power lines, my nose crinkled in disgust. “Why did they have to be...
Article May 14, 2008
After observing what could have been a fatal accident on I-75 in Bradenton, Fla., Matthew Schindler, president of Cloverleaf Corp. in Tampa, has a greater appreciation for a product he sells—a high-tension barrier system. Schindler was recently traveling southbound on I-75 when he heard posts...
Article March 12, 2008
In the U.S., crashes on rural roads account for 60% of all fatal ones. Approximately 90% of these fatal crashes occur on two-lane roads. Vehicles crossing the centerline of two-lane roads and either sideswiping or striking opposing vehicles head-on (sometimes referred to as cross-over crashes)...
Article January 22, 2008
Each task on Kenny Construction Co.’s to-do list, regardless of its size, begins each day with a “Take 5 for Safety” meeting. The schedule and scope of work anticipated for the day is carefully outlined, and hazards inherent to these activities are itemized and discussed. The meetings are one way...
Article September 05, 2007
Some safety factors are not as easy to master as wearing high-visibility clothing. Between 70 and 80 pedestrian construction workers are still struck and killed every year by construction vehicles within a work zone. ARTBA named run-overs and back-overs the leading cause of death for roadway...
Article January 01, 2005
The No. 1 state in the nation in terms of the number of fatalities and injuries in highway construction work zones is Texas. According to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the high numbers are because of several reasons, including: A longer construction season; An increase in construction...
RoadQuake Temporary Portable Rumble Strips
Case Studies
Several western and high plains states wanted to see how portable rumble strips would perform in temperatures below 40° F.   A test location was set up in Lamar, Colo., and two separate tests were run last October and December. Both tests were run on U.S. 287 and used RoadQuake Temporary Portable...
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