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Speed Limits are easily reduced during construction activities and motorists are informed of their actual speed with Ver-Mac Speed Wizards from Street Smart.
Speed Limits are easily reduced during construction activities and motorists are informed of their actual speed with Ver-Mac Speed Wizards from Street Smart.
Today more than ever, we have all grown accustomed to getting whatever we want, quickly.  Just last weekend, for example, in between games at my son's baseball tournament, within 26 minutes from start to finish, I ordered, received, and demolished a Jimmy John’s sandwich (with Kick’n ranch sauce,…
August 18, 2021
Revitalizing Main Streets projects in Boulder
Revitalizing Main Streets projects in Boulder. The concrete barriers are a part of the infrastructure upgrades to better serve the need for expanded outdoor dining and walkability areas along Pearl Street in Boulder.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in collaboration with its planning partners at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) developed the Safer Main Streets Initiative in 2020—a program to support infrastructure projects that improve safety and accessibility along busy urban…
July 19, 2021
In this era of COVID, delivery workers are heralded as everyday heroes who keep the economy afloat and the essential goods flowing. However, Madam Ren in Singapore would beg to differ. She called the police on her delivery driver after he broke a flower pot.  While a flower pot may not seem like a…
February 03, 2021
The Need for Better Traffic Management During Turbulent Times
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Simon Topp There’s no question: road agencies are operating in turbulent times. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election to ongoing civil unrest, there have been unprecedented interruptions to the national road network. The adoption of practical, effective traffic management…
December 09, 2020
This project began at an elevation of 9,363 ft and ended at the summit of 12,126 ft. Before you say, “Wow,” there’s more. Over the length of the original 13.1 miles, now shortened to 12.5 miles through straightening of switchbacks, there were many environmental resources that had to be avoided such…
November 11, 2020
Here are some items not typically found on your average highway construction project: An on-site project operations center staffed seven days per week, portable/variable speed limit signs, four highway underpasses designed to allow wildlife to safely cross under the highway, a project-specific…
July 14, 2020
A simple-made-continuous girder connection on two built types provides a big bridge win in a mountainous region of Colorado
Photo Credit: Davis Deaton
Glenwood Springs, Colorado is recognized as one of the best small towns in the U.S., as well as one of the most walkable; it was even declared the most fun town in America by USA Today. Its hot springs, ski resorts, and outdoor amenities make the town a popular vacation destination, and its…
May 13, 2020
For any asphalt recycling endeavor, each project owner must determine the method best suited for the particular pavement. The hot in-place asphalt recycling (HIR) option, though a less common method for hot asphalt recycling, appeals to some asphalt paving project owners for its more convenient and…
February 03, 2020
Our mobility patterns are rapidly changing, given newly emerging vehicle categories, new transport business models, varied fuel sources, and driving that is automated by artificial intelligence (AI). To keep up with these changes, DOTs need to not only understand the latest technologies, but…
January 20, 2020
Back in 2004, voters in Denver approved a Regional Transportation District (RTD) plan to expand transit across the city’s metro area, which became known as the FasTracks program. Since that time, the RTD has built 122 miles of new light and commuter rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, and 57 new…
November 05, 2019
From the application of anti-icing chemicals and the spreading of salt to the removal of snow and ice, agencies responsible for road maintenance during the winter months face a number of unique challenges—and as weather becomes more severe, these issues are only getting worse. Monitoring the…
September 04, 2019
In the olden days of the 20th century, the only way to recover a stolen car was to call the police and cross your fingers. These days, common technology can empower anyone to become an amateur detective.    That’s certainly true of Danielle Reno, whose 2011 Toyota 4Runner was stolen in July from a…
September 04, 2019
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