Maintenance

This section offers several areas to explore: winter maintenance, snow and ice control, vegetation management, roadside and bridge maintenance, product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. The product spotlights contain information and photos of equipment relevant to the specific maintenance types. 

Tennessee awards contract to repair cracking on I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge
Diagram of I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge identifying the location of the fracture. Image: Tennessee DOT
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced yesterday the emergency bridge repair project for the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge has…
May 18, 2021
Cracking shuts down I-40 Mississippi River Bridge between Tennessee and Arkansas
Image: Trevor Birchett via Wikimedia Commons
A routine bridge inspection of the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge over the Mississippi River revealed a crack that requires further investigation,…
May 12, 2021
The U.S. faces an unprecedented challenge in maintaining and rehabilitating its aging transportation infrastructure. Agencies in every state are…
May 05, 2021
A study recommended using a remotely operated, sensor-equipped unmanned surface vessel (USV) to support the Michigan DOT’s bridge inspections.
A study recommended using a remotely operated, sensor-equipped unmanned surface vessel (USV) to support the Michigan DOT’s bridge inspections. All photos: Michigan DOT
Michigan wants all of its bridges to be on solid footing. In 2019, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) commissioned a study to look at…
May 05, 2021
Bridge pilings, such as those shown here, suffering from river scour are common throughout the U.S.
Bridge pilings, such as those shown here, suffering from river scour are common throughout the U.S.
It’s no secret: America’s bridges are aging dramatically and need to be urgently maintained or completely replaced to prevent disruptions to…
May 05, 2021
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) this week announced 39 Local Bridge Fund grants totaling $47.3 million to help counties maintain…
May 05, 2021
Iowa DOT using audible attenuators to increase short-term work zone awareness
Image: Iowa DOT
The Iowa Department of Transportation is employing a number of safety practices including the use of audible attenuators on short-term, stationary,…
April 30, 2021
Federal Highway Administration inspects a bridge on the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
The Federal Highway Administration inspects a bridge on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Image: FHWA
A reliable transportation system relies on a robust inventory of highway bridges. Regular and thorough inspections of our nation’s bridges are…
April 27, 2021
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