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. 

The nation’s rural roads and bridges are rapidly deteriorating, causing the fatality rate along back roads to triple the national average for highway…
September 01, 2011
A void has formed under the I-90 tunnel in Boston, the Boston Herald reported, caused by the clay soil settling more than expected. The sinkhole is…
August 11, 2011
Over the past few years there have been some changes regarding roadside vegetation management with a shift focused on three things: (1) reducing…
July 15, 2011
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, wind power has been the fastest-growing source of electrical energy for several years. National wind…
May 05, 2011
Highway 61 in southeastern Minnesota is one of the most picturesque roadways in the Midwest. Part of the national Great River Road, Highway 61 leads…
March 10, 2011
When pavement temperatures drop below freezing and there is sufficient moisture in the air, frost—transformed into black ice by the action of traffic…
February 10, 2011
Winter in South Dakota can be harsh and unpredictable, putting a strain on the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s (SDDOT) personnel,…
February 10, 2011
The grades are in on how well state Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSPs) incorporate snow and ice control, a proven highway-safety countermeasure—…
October 01, 2010
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