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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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Bridge Construction News April 17, 2017
Construction of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on I-95 southbound in New London, Conn., will begin this week.   The Connecticut Department of Transportation says work on the southbound side of the bridge is expected to finish by November of 2018. Long-term lane shifts and closures will be expected...

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Road Construction News April 14, 2017
Seventy-four tribes across the U.S. were part of a $9 million award this week that will support 77 road-safety projects in 22 states.   The funds, which come from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) are dedicated to improving transportation...
Traffic Safety News April 13, 2017
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is rolling out a fleet of “talking” buses to serve the state’s communities.   The new technology allows the buses to alert pedestrians and motorists with an automated announcement through a “Safe Turn Alert” system that voices messages such as “...

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Bridge Construction News April 13, 2017
The full reopening of the Pulaski Skyway will be pushed off until Spring 2018, instead of this summer so contractors can replace retaining walls between the Skyway and Rte. 139, according to New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials.   The project to install a new bridge deck on the...

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Transit News April 12, 2017
Hyperloop One recently announced that it has built its first U.S. testing site, a 1,640-ft long full-scale track in the deserts of Nevada, putting the company one step ahead of its competitors in the race to build Elon Musk’s futuristic transportation system.   Engineers have already begun testing...
Asphalt Case Studies April 12, 2017
Asphalt overlays are one of the most common and well-studied roadway projects, so innovation seems unlikely, especially the kind of new idea that saves significant time and money without a major capital investment. But Rowe Construction, an Illinois paving firm, recently saved about 400 man-hours...
Safety Videos April 12, 2017
CRIB is a fully-integrated cargo carrier designed specifically for the transport, deployment, retrieval, storage and safe-keeping of RoadQuake 2F temporary portable rumble strips. Watch it in action here. Contact PSS at 800.662.6338, or visit www.pss-innovations.com.  
Safety Videos April 12, 2017
Watch what happens when state highway patrol cars, traveling at 55 mph, lock their brakes on an array of RoadQuake 2F folding rumble strips. Contact PSS at 800.662.6338, or visit www.pss-innovations.com.
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