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Welcome to the Concrete Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the concrete road industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. 

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) this week announced it is approving the use of low-carbon cement to help reduce the carbon…
January 26, 2022
The Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. won the Rehabilitated Bridge category at the 2022 PCI Design Awards.
The Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. won the Rehabilitated Bridge category at the 2022 PCI Design Awards. Image credit: FHWA
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) this week has announced some of the winning projects of the 2022 PCI Design Awards. The PCI Design…
January 20, 2022
Michigan DOT using carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components on major projects
Image: Michigan DOT
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says the agency is continuing to pioneer the use of carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components on…
January 06, 2022
Indiana DOT completes first all-precast bridge replacement using carbon nanofiber UHPC
Image credit (all photos): Force Construction
The $40 billion allocated for bridge repairs, replacement, and rehabilitation under President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the…
January 04, 2022
Figure 1: A large U.S. coal power plant.
Figure 1: A large U.S. coal power plant.
In the spring of 2020 New York changed forever, and not just because of COVID. On March 14, 2020, the last coal power plant in New York State closed…
January 04, 2022
Oklahoma’s interstate construction history provides an inherent experiment allowing the comparison of asphalt versus concrete highway surface…
January 04, 2022
A high-density asphalt paver is used to compact the dry concrete mix while paving. The pavement was at 95% density or higher coming out of the paver.
A high-density asphalt paver is used to compact the dry concrete mix while paving. The pavement was at 95% density or higher coming out of the paver.
In 2019, the city of Mexico, Missouri, needed a fast, affordable, and durable solution when reconstructing the only access route for one of the area’…
January 04, 2022
The old bridge was being replaced by dual cable-stayed bridges.
The old bridge was being replaced by dual cable-stayed bridges.
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Completed in late 2019, the second phase of the Kosciuszko Bridge replacement project on the east end of Long Island in New York City served as a…
November 10, 2021
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