Bridge render, courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Bridges News February 27, 2017
Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7... more
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News February 27, 2017
The city of Stockholm has adopted BlipTrack queue and flow measurement technology from Denmark-based BLIP Systems. The system provides the city with travel... more
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News February 24, 2017
Researchers at New York University (NYU) are developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will allow self-driving vehicles to navigate with... more

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Pothole Patching News February 24, 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that it is in the process of expanding its pothole information program that was piloted... more
Transportation Management News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight... more
Road Maintenance News February 23, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help begin repairs on... more
Traffic Safety Videos February 22, 2017
Roads & Bridges magazine paid a visit to the ATSSA 2017 Traffic Expo in February. We highlighted some of the products showcased this year from 3M, Gregory... more
Bridges News February 22, 2017
The Washington Post has released an infographic map that utilizes ARTBA's recently released structurally deficient bridge data to highlight those bridges... more
Highway Maintenance Case Studies February 22, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Bridge Maintenance Division 6 had a major erosion problem at the bridge piles underneath I-95 at... more
Equipment Products February 22, 2017
SealMaster manufactures a full line of sealcoating technologies for asphalt and blacktop. Whether you are in need of a driveway sealer or sealcoating materials... more

Snow drift held in check by roadside ditch, beyond which sits the living fence.

Winter Maintenance Article February 22, 2017
In Iowa, preparation for snow season never ends. Much of the warm weather work takes the form of planning for and planting living snow fences.   Living snow... more
Winter Maintenance Article February 22, 2017
To the men and women who handle snow operations in Denver, twenty deployments each season to plow nearly 5 ft of annual snow is just another day at the office... more
Automated Vehicles News February 22, 2017
As of yesterday, self-driving Uber vehicles took to the streets of Tempe, Ariz. to pick up and drop off riders throughout the city.   The ride-sharing service... more
Bridges Products February 21, 2017
InspirArch is a fully engineered arch bridge system ideal for medium-span bridges which can be used in highway, rail and stream crossings. The arch and decking... more
Guardrails Products February 21, 2017
The new MASH compliant MAX-Tension tangent end terminal, with Sabertooth technology, utilizes a telescoping, tension-based design along with an energy-... more
Equipment Products February 21, 2017
FastMeasure distance measuring device mounts on the dashboard of anything that rolls, allowing contractors and engineers to quickly and accurately measure... more
Equipment Products February 21, 2017
The Gilson SS-21 Silent Sifter controls noise output during sieving operations with no sacrifice in accuracy. This unit features noise levels 7-10 dB lower... more
Barrier Walls Guardrails Products February 21, 2017
Gregory's Safety Roller Barrier (SRB) is a MASH TL-4 longitudinal barrier that absorbs impact energy and converts it to rotational energy, creating a smoother... more
Safety Products February 21, 2017
The six new Squids Tool Tethering Kits provide just what is needed to tether tools and climb with confidence. Each kit includes up to three Squids products in... more

Bridge render, courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Bridges News February 27, 2017
Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7 million restoration. For the next two years, roughly 23,000 cars a day will flow one lane in each direction as the bridge becomes a beehive of...
Transportation Management News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and...
Bridges News February 22, 2017
The Washington Post has released an infographic map that utilizes ARTBA's recently released structurally deficient bridge data to highlight those bridges throughout the U.S. that are considered to be of concern.   The infographic can be found here.
Bridges Products February 21, 2017
InspirArch is a fully engineered arch bridge system ideal for medium-span bridges which can be used in highway, rail and stream crossings. The arch and decking provide a high-performance, durable and efficient support of heavy traffic and earth loads. 
Safety Products February 21, 2017
The six new Squids Tool Tethering Kits provide just what is needed to tether tools and climb with confidence. Each kit includes up to three Squids products in one grab-and-go package to help tether tape measures, power tools and small tools up to 10 pounds. See the whole line-up here.
Safety Products February 17, 2017
TC3 provides a robust online construction, maintenance and materials curriculum. The company has announced that more than 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDH). When a trainee takes a PDH-eligible course, the training hours can contribute toward...
Safety News February 17, 2017
TC3 has announced that more than 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDH). When a trainee takes a PDH-eligible course, the training hours can contribute toward continuing education for licensure renewal.   PDHs are necessary to maintain a high...
Safety News February 17, 2017
In the city of Columbia, Mo., public works members have been working to address traffic issues on many of its streets—most recently Stewart Road, which is one of 64 streets on the city’s neighborhood traffic management program list.   The program started in November 2013, and the list started with...
Safety News February 17, 2017
Pedestrian distractions, notably from smart phones and other portable devices, continue to contribute to traffic and roadway incidents. There is, however, one small town in the Netherlands that is trying a unique approach to calling attention to the need for keeping one’s eyes on the road.  ...

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Winter Maintenance News February 15, 2017
Sensors installed at three Interstate 40 locations west of Flagstaff are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) forecast the likelihood of ice forming and respond accordingly.   The combination of freezing temperatures and moisture means ice can form overnight in Arizona’s high...

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Bridges News February 14, 2017
Along with beating its project goals by more than six months, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) officials tout their partnership with Fall River for completing the Route 79/Braga Bridge improvements project with a broader achievement.   Some of the project highlights included...

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Bridges News February 13, 2017
Mackinaw Road bridge over I-75 in Bay County, Mich., which is not slated for reconstruction until 2019, is closed due to a collapse in the pavement.   Early Sunday morning, pavement on the already crumbling bridge fell through, creating a 5x4-ft hole.   The Bay County Road Commission is currently...

Paving crews worked the inside lanes at night utilizing the notched wedge joint on the shoulder lane.

Asphalt Article February 09, 2017
State DOTs have a primary responsibility to maximize the return on investment from the considerable public funds spent to build and maintain their highways and interstates.   To manage the long-term costs of its aging inventory of concrete pavements, the Washington State Department of...
Asphalt Article February 09, 2017
Asphalt pavements are inherently sustainable. A fully reusable material, more than 99% of asphalt pavement removed during maintenance and repair activities can be reclaimed for use in new pavements. During the 2015 construction season, a total of 78 million tons of asphalt pavement was reclaimed...
Safety News February 08, 2017
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) has received $2.5 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Work Zone Safety Grant Program. This grant includes opportunities for more than 300 work-zone safety training courses to be held in classrooms across the U.S. over...
Transportation Management Article February 08, 2017
The new protected pedestrian lane at South Park.   A small investment can change the face of a community. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) serves a diverse population, and recognizes the importance of celebrating that diversity in all its projects. In recent years, SDOT has been...

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Maintenance News February 07, 2017
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) new Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) begins its phased launch today in Northeast Georgia, with plans to roll out the service to five other districts in the state by this May.   CHAMP will serve most interstates across...

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Maintenance News February 07, 2017
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) new Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) begins its phased launch today in Northeast Georgia, with plans to roll out the service to five other districts in the state by this May.   CHAMP will serve most interstates across...
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