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traffic safety older drivers
News March 14, 2018
A report released by nonprofit transportation research group TRIP finds fatalities in traffic crashes involving drivers 65 years old or older increased 22% from 2012 to 2016.   The number of seniors killed in those crashes increased by 16% nationwide. The TRIP report identified Florida as having...
Copenhagen bikeways

Copenhagen has hundreds of miles of separated bikeways built next to their sidewalks.

Article March 12, 2018
U.S. travelers to many European cities often note the very large number of bicyclists of all ages and abilities. Indeed, bicycles are used for nearly half of urban trips in cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Another notable feature of these cities is their extensive network of infrastructure...
solar-powered pavement markers

Image: Idaho Transportation Department

News March 02, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is piloting new wireless technology aimed at shedding some light on the state’s darkest highways with the first 100 of an eventual 700 solar-powered pavement markers.   Last month, state employees installed the patented markers in Pocatello, which measure 4...
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.  ...
Article June 09, 2015
Mobile work zones are used for many road-maintenance operations such as roadway striping, sweeping and minor pothole repair.   The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) includes some guidance for the layout of mobile work zones. A typical layout involves the use of shadow vehicles,...
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 July 15, 2010
Contractor's Choice Awards Gold Medal Winner - Pavement Marking Removal Stripe Hog SH8000 The city of El Paso, Texas, had a very costly problem. Because of the extreme summer heat, and its effect on asphalt pavements, their traffic markings were being “blacked out” by the heated rubber tires of the...
Article July 15, 2010
Storing a heavy order of traffic paint under a mattress sounds downright silly, if not impossible. Sleeping next to it certainly is not out of the question, and it probably was just the measure one highway contractor in Richmond County, Ga., considered. The builder was looking for a secure spot for...
Article March 16, 2004
One of the most important means of providing safe guidance to motorists on our nation’s highways is through traffic markings. All department of transportation (DOT) agencies in the U.S. and Canada use longitudinal pavement markings for center lines, lane lines and edge lines to communicate...
Article February 17, 2004
By now the tools exist to effectively quantify the influence of weather, wear and chemicals on road surface quality and to model how often those surfaces need maintenance or replacement. Less familiar to highway engineers are the tools used to measure and model the lifetime of the retroreflective...
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