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Accelerated Construction News June 23, 2017
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) plans to use accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques for replacing I-24 bridges in downtown... more
Reflective Adhesives Products June 22, 2017
3M Diamond Grade Conspicuity Markings Series 983 conspicuity markings are strong and rigid with a high-performance adhesive that sticks securely to trucks,... more
Road Construction News June 22, 2017
The deadline to submit entries for Top 10 Roads 2017 has been extended by two weeks. The new deadline is July 7.   As a reminder, projects must be in the... more

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Worker Protection News June 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) delayed enforcement of the crystalline silica standard for the construction... more
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Highway Construction News June 21, 2017
U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) announced Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit allowing construction of I-73 to the Grand Strand, making a... more
Bridges Videos June 21, 2017
Discover a new way of learning with the highly interactive CIP Bridge eCourse. Get a sneak peek at the look and feel of the eCourse, as well as an overview of... more
Law News June 20, 2017
A U.S. House Republican proposal revealed last week would bar states from setting their own rules about the designing and testing of self-driving vehicles.  ... more
Equipment Videos June 20, 2017
At up to 20 gal/minute, the FR4200 makes short work of fueling your equipment, whether you use gasoline, diesel, biodiesel (to B20) or other fuels.

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Highway Construction News June 19, 2017
The state of Indiana announced an agreement Friday to take control of construction of the 21-mile stretch of I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville, a project... more
Law News June 19, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses principles laid out for bipartisan legislation on self-driving vehicles.

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Asphalt Recycling News June 16, 2017
A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) pilot paving program is testing a 3-in. lift of recycled asphalt paving (RAP) on two sections of roadway... more
Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials... more
Retaining Walls Case Studies June 15, 2017
During the fall of 2016, a particularly bad storm hit a shoreline road in Gisborne, New Zealand. Monstrous waves slammed into the shoreline slope, which eroded... more
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Highway Construction News June 15, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide a $106.95 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)... more
Funding News June 14, 2017
Summer is in full swing and President Trump was out trying to gain support for his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Automated Vehicles News June 14, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will soon begin testing the use of autonomous buses.   The department will be issuing a request for... more
Traffic Management News June 13, 2017
According to new data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), drivers are spending more time stuck in... more
Road Construction News June 12, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses funding rural transportation construction projects through public-private partnerships.
Editorial/Commentary Article June 12, 2017
Roadway construction already is a dangerous working environment with over 700 fatalities annually in work zones alone. With connected and automated vehicles (... more

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Highway Construction News June 09, 2017
Less than six months after major construction began on Arizona’s largest single highway project ever, progress on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has been... more

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Highway Construction News June 19, 2017
The state of Indiana announced an agreement Friday to take control of construction of the 21-mile stretch of I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville, a project that was originally a public-private partnership (P3).   The agreement terminates a contract with I-69 Development Partners, the private...
Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Highway Construction News June 16, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will shut down roadwork statewide if lawmakers fail to pass a budget by the end of the month, officials announced Wednesday.   IDOT will notify contractors that all construction work is to shut down on June 30 if a budget does not pass by then. The...
Funding News June 14, 2017
Summer is in full swing and President Trump was out trying to gain support for his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Road Construction News June 12, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses funding rural transportation construction projects through public-private partnerships.
Editorial/Commentary Article June 12, 2017
Roadway construction already is a dangerous working environment with over 700 fatalities annually in work zones alone. With connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) beginning to launch on our roadways, workers and motorists will have even more dangers facing them each day. Because the majority of...
Bridges News June 06, 2017
Roads & Bridges is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Top 10 Bridges list.   Submitted projects must be in the design, construction or completion phase over the last 18 months. Past winners are not eligible. For a list of past winners, click here.   The deadline to submit nomination forms...
Editorial/Commentary Article June 05, 2017
Years ago, you’d have to drive 50 miles on the interstate to see one.   Now, it seems, you can’t go five miles without getting tangled up in one.   They are roadway work zones, and they are here to stay for years to come, as part of the American landscape.   The significant increase in the amount...
Safety Article June 05, 2017
California’s S.R. 299 is the main east-west artery between U.S.101 in Humboldt County on the northwest coast and I-5 in the northern Sacramento Valley.   Although it is one of the most beautiful drives in California, nestled within dense forest land, the Buckhorn Grade portion of the route has long...
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
“One of the most soul-destroying things is traffic. It takes away so much of your life. It’s horrible.”   Bravo.   This was Elon Musk discussing in a recent TED Talk his “hobby-level” interest in developing a 3-D network of underground tunnels as a means of alleviating traffic congestion and saving...

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Transportation Management Article May 31, 2017
Transit agencies in the U.S. and around the world have no choice but to face “the toughest mile” head on. The challenges of “first/last mile” accessibility can make or break a system, because few are going to ride a system thought unsafe and difficult to use. You may very well be eliminating the...
Editorial/Commentary Article May 31, 2017
The Smart City movement is a growing trend among metropolitan governments to rethink, redefine and reinvigorate the role that transportation plays in the health and vitality of a community.   The large numbers of people migrating from rural to urban areas and straining existing transportation...
Concrete Products May 30, 2017
QUIKRETE Rapid Road Repair is a fast-setting material designed to make permanent partial-depth repairs up to 2 in. thick on bridge decks, concrete highways and other industrial structures. It contains alkali-resistant (AR) glass fibers for improved flexural performance essential for applications...
University of Minnesota construction zone alert app

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Safety News May 30, 2017
The University of Minnesota (U of M) Center for Transportation Studies has developed an app that will pair directly with technology in construction areas to alert drivers approaching work zones.   Workers can send messages to drivers as they approach construction zones. The idea is not for the...
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Winter Maintenance Products May 23, 2017
The new Storm Seeker halogen headlamps from SnowEx offer significant durability and illumination improvements for users of SnowEx truck plows. The Storm Seeker headlamps are uniquely designed to reliably deter water ingression. The reflector-to-housing seal features a built-in vent that allows...
Safety News May 23, 2017
Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected-vehicle technologies along more than three miles of I-75. Using roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four...
Road Construction News May 22, 2017
This week's Infrastructure Insider has some details on Trump's Infrastructure plan, how DOT's reacted to I-85 collapse and more.   Click here to listen to the podcast.  
Safety Products May 17, 2017
The T-Tab from TrafCo is a temporary flexible traffic marker with a roof-like feature that eliminates the need for the clear plastic cover that typically protects the reflective sheeting from oil and rock used during the seal coat process. With no clear cover to remove, the T-Tab reduces walking...
Funding News May 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $3 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help begin repairs on flood-damaged roads and bridges in Missouri as well as federal roads in the Mark Twain National Forest and...
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