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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
In a state like Colorado, where many of the roadways can be found traversing through majestic, mountainous terrains, transportation officials expect rockfall activity to make the occasional impact to state roads. Such occurrences are, in fact, almost unavoidable. Back in early February 2019, a…
June 07, 2019
There’s no better way to spend Mother’s Day than by making your mom proud. Of course, that’s easier for some than others. Take Bailey Roy, 21, and Damien Roy, 22, two industrious brothers from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Last fall they decided to take a vacation to Mexico, but they didn’t have a license…
May 03, 2019
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