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I-65 in Clark County, Ind.
Article March 04, 2019
More often than not on a paving job, it’s not the paving itself that proves to be the most challenging aspect—it’s handling the traffic.   Live traffic in close proximity to an active work zone presents numerous challenges and dangers, not least of which is worker safety. But the placement of a...
South Carolina I-85
Article March 04, 2019
It’s impossible to convince rain to come again another day. Sloan Construction tested this hypothesis more times than it needed to.   Dark storm clouds meant extra work for the contractor, at least at the start of the I-85 project in South Carolina. An 11.8-mile stretch of highway was in such bad...
I-10 Riverside County, Calif.
Article March 04, 2019
When working on one of the largest pavement rehabilitation projects in the history of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on one of the busiest interstate highways in the U.S., any contractor is going to have their work cut out for them.   Such was the task that Granite...
Top Road No. 3 2017
Article October 05, 2017
Situated only 15 miles outside the famous Las Vegas strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is comprised of 198,000 acres of protected, nationally significant geological and ecological resources.   Stretching through the conservation area is a 13-mile-long one-way picturesque roadway...
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News August 21, 2017
On Aug. 18, 2017, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges magazine visited the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Fla. The 21-mile project site is presently at the midpoint of its construction, and the scale was enormous. We brought our 360 camera along for the trip.
Colorado project embraces new approach
Article July 05, 2017
Unforeseen subgrade conditions, work-hour and construction-zone restrictions, heavy truck traffic and working in part of a floodplain—all these issues were encountered during the reconstruction of 30 miles of U.S. Rte. 85 (Ault to Wyoming) in northern Colorado.   Each of the issues had the...
Crews repave Texas Motor Speedway the right way
Article June 06, 2017
Having a ticket for some dry cleanings can lead to a lot of watching and waiting. Nobody would blame anyone if they walked out.   Many paying spectators were exiting early during races at the Texas Motor Speedway due to wet conditions. No matter how hard crews worked to dry the track, it usually...
Personal illumination keeps workers visible to motorists at night.

Personal illumination keeps workers visible to motorists at night.

Article January 03, 2017
As the largest hot-mix asphalt producer and asphalt paving contractor in the U.S., Oldcastle Materials Inc. has about one-third of its workforce out in the field dedicated to roadway projects.   As a result, many Oldcastle employees are exposed to higher risks related to work-zone safety. Oldcastle...
In all, 232,000 tons of asphalt base and surface mixes were paved and compacted along the 6.2-mile stretch of Kentucky’s Highway 60.

In all, 232,000 tons of asphalt base and surface mixes were paved and compacted along the 6.2-mile stretch of Kentucky’s Highway 60.

Article April 28, 2015
The stretch of U.S. Highway 60 connecting Lexington to Kentucky’s capital, Frankfort, carries many high-profile commuters.   State lawmakers take the route for their work; celebrities can be spotted on their way to take in horse racing; and “many Kentucky Transportation Cabinet employees travel...
I-376 Section L04 is a major north/south artery in the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

I-376 Section L04 is a major north/south artery in the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Article March 02, 2015
Twelve million: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that’s how many tires are ground up and recycled into crumb rubber for use in asphalt pavements each year.   Yet, despite this impressive figure, the practicality of paving with crumb rubber remains an untried novelty in many...
Article October 16, 2009
Interest in warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies is on the rise as efforts to “green” the country’s roadways increase. However, before road authorities in most U.S. states will embrace WMA, they need data showing that it provides performance equal to or better than conventional hot-mix asphalt (HMA...
Article May 11, 2009
Maine, along with many other states, is facing the daunting task of dealing with an aging interstate system. Built with concrete slabs in the early 1970s, I-295 from Gardiner to Topsham was suffering from accelerated deterioration caused by alkali-silica reactivity (ASR), a chemical reaction...
Article May 11, 2009
With a large video screen showing coverage of America’s inauguration of change just off to the left, Lindy Paving stood together on a subtle stage in a ballroom at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina and showed everyone exactly what it is capable of doing during a four-year run. The western...
Article May 11, 2009
There is a slight parallelism between the state of our country today and in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed landmark legislation intended to shore up the nation’s defense and strengthen business and trade. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, also referred to as the National...
Article May 11, 2009
Interest in the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) has increased dramatically since the recent price increases in crude oil and energy in general. This interest will probably continue to grow, since many studies have shown that asphalt mixtures containing RAP can have equivalent performance to...
Article April 02, 2009
Most often when people think of California, they think of mild climates and warm weather. A place such as San Diego, where the temperature is eternally 70ºF and the sun is continually shining. The reality is that California’s climates vary more than any other state in the union. From the high...
Article April 02, 2009
Rising energy costs and the need to reduce greenhouse gases have focused growing attention on the potential benefits of warm-mix asphalt (WMA) in the U.S. Key environmental factors for using WMA include the potential for reduced emissions and energy consumption at the plant. However, state...
Article August 14, 2008
With the Democratic primary votes all in, Colorado turned to stuffing the suggestion box. As the city of Denver put the final sweep on the Democratic National Convention stage in early August, concerns about satisfying its traveling audience had ceased—if only for a short time. Repairs to the main...
Article June 05, 2008
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is actively pursuing the use of long-life pavement, otherwise known as perpetual pavement, when designing new pavement structures. The concept behind perpetual pavement design is to provide a section that is rut-resistant, durable and fatigue-resistant...
Article May 20, 2008
Reducing crossover accidents on a two-lane road is a big plus for any paving job. Leo Journagan Construction Co. of Springfi eld, Mo., widened Rte. 37 in southwest Missouri, made the pavement smoother and reduced crossover accidents by separating the opposing lanes. The two travel lanes of this...
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