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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. 

Mountrail County Rte. 6
Case Studies April 17, 2018
Eric Urness, P.E., central regional vice president with Interstate Engineering in Mandan, N.D., was working on plans to reconstruct a 11.5-mile section of BIA Rte. 6 from 86th Ave. to 31st Street in Mountrail County, N.D. Due to the recent growth of the oil industry in this area there has been a...
Milwaukee road adjustable risers
Case Studies April 13, 2018
Several years ago, the city of Milwaukee was experiencing issues with their cast-iron manhole risers installed throughout the area. “They’re usually fine, but on occasion they would slip or rattle out, and that led to car damage and claims—there was definitely room for improvement,” said Milwaukee’...
Hill & Smith steel barriers 1
Case Studies April 13, 2018
Alkali-silica reaction (ASR), commonly known as “concrete cancer,” is a chemical reaction that can wreak havoc on concrete structures and accelerate deterioration. This corrosive force is quite prevalent in concrete bridge rails and can cause a number of issues, such as negatively affecting the...
I-90 Chicago 2016

Work on I-90 in the Chicagoland area in the summer of 2016.

News April 04, 2018
The rapidly deteriorating condition of Illinois roads, bridges, and transit systems is producing increased congestion and vehicle maintenance costs, and the annual cost of needed repairs currently stands at $4.6 billion per year, according to a new study released today by the Illinois Economic...
I-66 highway construction Virginia
News April 03, 2018
The first steps in major construction work on the I-66 toll lanes between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville, Va., is set to begin as soon as this weekend.   The Virginia Department of Transportation and the private companies set to build and operate the lanes under a decades-long deal expect to...
trucks only
News March 30, 2018
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is moving forward with plans to create interstate lanes designated solely for commercial vehicles on I-75.   According to GDOT, the truck-only lane project would be the first of its kind in the U.S. The department plans to hire a general engineering...
I-4 Ultimate Orlando
News March 26, 2018
An I-4 Ultimate construction worker has died after a rebar cage fell and struck him in Orlando, officials said.   SGL Constructors, the P3 joint venture operating the project on I-4, said Michael Tolman, 56, died after being struck around 9:45 a.m. Thursday at an I-4 west on-ramp at South Street...
EnviroTech Owl Canyon Road
Case Studies March 20, 2018
The Owl Canyon Corridor in northern Larimer County, Colo., is an 11-mile section of Larimer County Road 70 and 72 that serves as an important connection between U.S. Highway 287 and I-25. The westernmost three miles of the corridor is non-paved, consisting of a treated gravel surface.   As the...
Utah freeway
News March 15, 2018
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has made a final decision to convert U.S. 89 into a full freeway in Davis and Weber counties to connect Interstates 15 and 84.   UDOT approved and released late Tuesday a final state environmental study, making its decision for the new freeway final....
Belle Chasse Tunnel

Image: LaDOTD

News March 09, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) announced plans for the department to move forward with soliciting partners for its very first public-private partnership (P3).   The P3 venture would provide the estimated $122 million required to replace the Belle Chasse Tunnel...
carpool lanes
News March 05, 2018
The Ventura County Transportation Commission in California recently awarded an engineering contract to add carpool lanes to help relieve congestion on U.S. Highway 101.   The commission awarded a contract of up to $15.2 million to consulting firm WSP for preliminary engineering design and...
Louisiana

The Fast Lane Grant provided $60 million for a $183 million road project on I-10. Image: LADOTD

Article March 02, 2018
LOUISIANA: Protection keeps system exposed by Bill Wilson, Editorial Director   Nobody wants to put someone to work lining up hospital beds beside a dumpster.   Taking care of the health of any community should always be put in the forefront, even if roads and bridges are left wrapped in bandages....
road resurfacing
News March 02, 2018
A $28 million resurfacing project of I-894 between National Avenue and 84th Street in Milwaukee will begin this weekend, and when complete, will add 33% more capacity to that portion of the interstate, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).   The project will add a fourth...
Mountain View Corridor project

Image: Traffic Technology Today

News February 28, 2018
Engineering and planning consultant Michael Baker International (MBI) has announced completion of the second phase of the Mountain View Corridor project on S.R. 85 to the west of Salt Lake City.   MBI served as the lead designer for the second phase of the project, which included the full design...
interstate reconstruction and widening
News February 27, 2018
The Illinois Tollway is beginning work on the reconstruction and widening of the westbound side of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between I-290 and York Road in Oak Brook.   More than 130,000 vehicles use this stretch of I-88 daily in the state. Electronic message signs and construction signage...
Big French Creek
Article February 26, 2018
When visitors drive by the portion of S.R. 299 in California known as Big French Creek, they may notice the rock-fall protection fence or perhaps other improvements; but they most likely have no idea what local residents, the traveling public and the California Department of Transportation (...
road widening
News February 23, 2018
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Thursday for widening the congested I-95 in key spots in order to relieve long-running bottlenecks, starting at the New York state border and extending into southeastern Connecticut.   The plan calls for widening the southbound side of I-95 from the New York...
major highway projects
News February 21, 2018
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) Secretary Shawn D. Wilson announced the state’s intention to utilize federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds (GARVEE Bonds) to construct four major projects in three areas of Louisiana that have been...
interstate connection
News February 19, 2018
Officials anticipate the connection between I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a project 50 years in the making, will be open by late summer/early fall 2018.   Since I-95′s completion in 1969, plans called for creating a seamless link between the interstate and the turnpike. In 2018, project...
I-20 precast concrete
News February 15, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) will experiment with the use of precast reinforced concrete pavement on the eastbound on-ramp of I-20 west of the city of Shreveport.   The I-20 on-ramp is located near multiple truck stops in the area and gets a lot of heavy...
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