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Work Zone Data Exchange to help transportation agencies manage work zones, increase safety
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On an average day, two people die in American work zones. Like many statistics about death, some people absorb it and move on. But let that figure sink in. Read an obituary or watch a news story about someone losing their life on a construction site. The statistic is a tragedy. Shawn Dick was a…
April 05, 2022
NAPA QIC winners 2022—I-275 Cincinnati, Ohio
I-275 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) each year unveils its annual Quality in Construction Award winners. NAPA held its annual meeting in person this year from Jan. 23-26 in Scottsdale, Arizona. As in years past, Roads & Bridges brings you a look at some of the winners. Though NAPA…
March 03, 2022
The Green Street Pedestrian Bridge is a unique, multi-ribbed, unbraced tied-arch structure spanning the newly reconstructed Salem Parkway. Located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the bridge connects the West Salem neighborhood with the city’s multiuse path, the nearby baseball stadium,…
December 02, 2021
This was no simple parkway extension. Branch Civil Inc. delivered the C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension Project to the North Carolina Department of Transportation under budget and 209 days ahead of schedule in February. The 5.8-mile limited access highway project from NC Route 58 to NC Route 11…
December 02, 2021
If you’ve driven through North Carolina on I-95 recently, you may have experienced some congestion between the cities of Fayetteville and Dunn. The 18-mile stretch of interstate has become notorious for heavy traffic due to the large volume of freight trucks and travelers traversing up and down the…
October 05, 2021
North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s existing Triangle Expressway
North Carolina Turnpike Authority’s existing Triangle Expressway can be seen at the top of the photo. The Complete 540 project, which will extend the toll road 28.8 miles to the south and turn east to complete the loop around Raleigh, broke ground in November 2019. Photo Credit: North Carolina DOT Aviation Unit
In December 2012, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) opened the six-lane, 18.8-mile Triangle Expressway. The state’s first modern, all-electronic toll road, it immediately improved travel times in the region of Research Triangle Park and the outlying suburbs of Raleigh. It was also the…
April 01, 2021
Maysville is a modest-sized community in Jones County, North Carolina. There a 16-mile piece of roadwork weathered a series of tough challenges to arrive ahead of schedule and on time for this year’s R&B Top 10 Roads. Of the 4.79 million cu yd of earthmoving on this project, 4.3 million had to…
November 11, 2020
Without a doubt, most of us have had to deal with new or previously infrequent issues with greater frequency while working more remotely in 2020. One of those issues has probably been the signing or finalizing of contracts or other documents. The logistical mechanics of applying electronic…
November 11, 2020
Last month, the North Carolina DOT (NCDOT) announced it would be activating an innovative signal system in the Asheville area designed to guide drivers around major incidents on I-26.  NCDOT crews have installed signs and upgraded signal systems along I-26 alternate routes such as Asheville Highway…
October 29, 2020
Due dates and deadlines can seem unavoidable. After all, they are ‘dead’lines. Yes, even the law has a sense of humor. To wit: claim filing deadlines are called statutes of limitations, meaning if you miss one you are SOL. (Don’t get it? Think it through.) Under such SOLs, lawsuits for breaches of…
March 02, 2020
Excitement is buzzing in the “City of Oaks” and its surrounding communities with so much commercial and residential development. However, growth does not come without its challenges, and like many other cities on the rise, sometimes it’s on the road where that is most obvious. One of Raleigh’s most…
December 24, 2019
Herbert C. Bonner Bridge
One challenging aspect of the project was working in a sensitive marine environment. The project footprint is home to 20 protected species; the north end of the bridge lands in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, while the south end lands in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Several innovative solutions were employed to ensure environmental impacts were minimized.
From the time the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge was built in 1963 over the Oregon Inlet along the North Carolina coast, the structure was in trouble. Serving as the only connection between Hatteras Island and Bodie Island, the Bonner Bridge would see more than 2 million tourists cross annually, along…
November 05, 2019
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