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Safety Case Studies April 26, 2017
Highway work zones are hazardous, both for drivers who must maneuver through traffic control arrangements and for construction workers who operate steps away from passing vehicles. In this environment, a split-second distraction or unexpected incident can have grave consequences. To prevent serious...

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Bridge Construction News April 26, 2017
The first span of a project to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge is opening to New York City drivers this week, with the first traffic expected to cross Thursday.   The first phase of the bridge cost $555 million and will temporarily allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction. Ultimately, the...
Road Weather Information Systems Products April 25, 2017
The YOUNG ResponseONE weather transmitter measures wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, humidity and temperature. It is ideal for worksite weather-monitoring applications that require ease of use and a rugged design with no moving parts.
Saws Products April 25, 2017
Husqvarna’s FS 7000 DL is a deep-cutting flat saw compliant with Tier 4 final emission regulations. It can cut up to 25 in. deep with a 60-in. blade and was developed as the successor of the popular FS 8400 D. When compared during side-by-side testing, the FS 7000 DL performed just as well as the...
Equipment Products April 25, 2017
The SHAX 6095 Misting System is a portable 2-gal tank with a pressurized hand pump, hose connection and 25 ft of tubing with eight brass nozzles. The system attaches to any tent frame and sprays a refreshing fine mist that cools things down by up to 30°. To learn more, visit www.ergodyne.com.
Cement Products April 25, 2017
Rapid Set DOT Cement is usable for the repair of pavement, bridge decks, parking garage decks, formed work and more, providing the ability to customize a mix design for specific applications. Durable in wet environments, DOT Cement is formulated for long life in freeze-thaw regions. It is ready for...
News April 25, 2017
This is your LAST CHANCE to register for Roads & Bridges’ first-ever virtual expo, and those who attend webinars tomorrow, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST will have a chance to win a free iPad . . . and also will receive professional development hours. This event is free.   The Roads...
Transit News April 25, 2017
Ride New Orleans, a transit advocacy group, repeated its call last week to have wait times and travel distances reduced for people in the city who rely on buses and streetcars to get on with their everyday lives.   The group hopes to influence the planning phase of what is being called the Regional...
Safety Videos April 24, 2017
Protect drivers, even in low-light or inclement weather conditions, with 3M fluorescent technology.
DesignBuild News April 24, 2017
Following a thorough vetting and scoring system for bidders, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded the contract to build the SH-99 segments in Liberty County.   Grand Parkway Infrastructure was selected to serve as the design-builder to develop, design, construct and maintain...
Trailers Products April 24, 2017
Thunder Creek Equipment’s Multi-Tank Trailers are the first fuel and service trailers designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement [Title 49 (CFR49)—local regulations may apply]. They are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gal...
Safety News April 21, 2017
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has started another round of safety improvements on Rte. 130, the road dubbed the state’s most dangerous.   Rte. 130 has been repeatedly singled out by pedestrian-safety groups because of a high number of fatalities over the last few years.  ...

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Winter Maintenance News April 21, 2017
Two local landowners have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in District 8 to improve safety on the notorious stretch of Highway 67 west of Granite Falls by building a permanent snow fence.   The landowners and MnDOT have installed a 1,500-ft fence, or approximately ¼...
Retaining Walls Videos April 21, 2017
Engineers have designed thousands of Redi-Rock projects that have been built on critical roads and bridges around the world. These walls are supporting live loads, elevating bridges and provide erosion control on many roads.
Equipment Products April 20, 2017
The Vacuworx HL B2 hydraulic barrier lifter offers a fast, safe way to handle oversized concrete road barriers up to 23,200 lb and 30 ft long. Designed for use with full-sized excavators, it works with the host’s hydraulic system and features 360-degree rotation with remote operation from the cab.
Work-Zone News April 20, 2017
New data released by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has highlighted a troubling trend on state roads.   There were 25,713 crashes in work zones last year that resulted in 181 deaths, representing a 27% spike in fatal work-zone crashes from 2015—a stark increase that TxDOT officials...

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Bridge Construction News April 20, 2017
Work will begin soon on $19 million in repairs to I-81 in Salina, Cicero and Hastings, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced Tuesday.   The work includes a $10.8 million project to restore the bridges that carry I-81 over Rte. 11 in the town of Salina. Workers will...
Highway Construction News April 19, 2017
About $110 million will be spent this year improving the interstate highway system in Council Bluffs as the largest highway funding effort ever by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) continues.   IDOT officials explained during a public meeting that seven specific projects for 2017 have...
Crack Sealing Products April 19, 2017
TruFlex is a highly rubberized crack sealant designed for sealing cracks in asphalt or concrete pavements. It can also be mixed with sand for filling larger cracks and alligatored areas. It is designed for filling cracks up to 1 in. wide.
Traffic Safety News April 18, 2017
There were 1,188 traffic deaths recorded across Pennsylvania last year, an all-time low since record keeping began in 1928.   The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Monday there were significant decreases in fatalities from drunken driving, as well as “run-off the road”...
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