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Bridge render, courtesy: Minnesota Department of Transportation

Bridges News February 27, 2017
Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7 million restoration. For the next two years, roughly 23,000 cars a day will flow one lane in each direction as the bridge becomes a beehive of...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News February 27, 2017
The city of Stockholm has adopted BlipTrack queue and flow measurement technology from Denmark-based BLIP Systems. The system provides the city with travel times and flow data to help alleviate congestion and provide road users with real-time traffic information.   It is a passive form of traffic...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News February 24, 2017
Researchers at New York University (NYU) are developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will allow self-driving vehicles to navigate with centimeter precision using Here’s cloud-based HD Live Map system.   For autonomous vehicles to deliver their expected societal and consumer benefits...

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Pothole Patching News February 24, 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that it is in the process of expanding its pothole information program that was piloted in areas of central and western Massachusetts over the past year and includes an online MassDOT Potholes Dashboard that provides data to the...
Transportation Management News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and...
Road Maintenance News February 23, 2017
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help begin repairs on flood-damaged roads and bridges in Nevada.   “The flooding has caused significant damage to roads and bridges in the northern part of Nevada,...
Traffic Safety Videos February 22, 2017
Roads & Bridges magazine paid a visit to the ATSSA 2017 Traffic Expo in February. We highlighted some of the products showcased this year from 3M, Gregory Highway Products, Pexco, Plastic Safety Systems, Rhino Tool and Road Systems Inc.   ATSSA also hosted the New Products Showcase, where a...
Bridges News February 22, 2017
The Washington Post has released an infographic map that utilizes ARTBA's recently released structurally deficient bridge data to highlight those bridges throughout the U.S. that are considered to be of concern.   The infographic can be found here.
Highway Maintenance Case Studies February 22, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Bridge Maintenance Division 6 had a major erosion problem at the bridge piles underneath I-95 at Highway 87 in Cumberland County, N.C. The bridge deck above was leaking water at the joint, cascading down and eroding the slope that protects the...

Snow drift held in check by roadside ditch, beyond which sits the living fence.

Winter Maintenance Article February 22, 2017
In Iowa, preparation for snow season never ends. Much of the warm weather work takes the form of planning for and planting living snow fences.   Living snow fences as a concept are nothing new. Their use harkens back to the windbreaks that protected farmsteads in the 1930s. As early as the 1960s,...
Equipment Products February 22, 2017
SealMaster manufactures a full line of sealcoating technologies for asphalt and blacktop. Whether you are in need of a driveway sealer or sealcoating materials for parking lots, these products will meet your requirements.
Winter Maintenance Article February 22, 2017
To the men and women who handle snow operations in Denver, twenty deployments each season to plow nearly 5 ft of annual snow is just another day at the office. It goes with the job, and the staff handle the shift changes and varying conditions with aplomb. Like much of the country, however, Denver...
Automated Vehicles News February 22, 2017
As of yesterday, self-driving Uber vehicles took to the streets of Tempe, Ariz. to pick up and drop off riders throughout the city.   The ride-sharing service has been testing automated vehicles in Pittsburgh for the last five months, and are now bringing their self-driving tests to the Southwest...
Bridges Products February 21, 2017
InspirArch is a fully engineered arch bridge system ideal for medium-span bridges which can be used in highway, rail and stream crossings. The arch and decking provide a high-performance, durable and efficient support of heavy traffic and earth loads. 
Guardrails Products February 21, 2017
The new MASH compliant MAX-Tension tangent end terminal, with Sabertooth technology, utilizes a telescoping, tension-based design along with an energy-absorbing coupler that features a cutting tooth design. When impacted head-on, deceleration is controlled by friction developed in tension cables...
Equipment Products February 21, 2017
FastMeasure distance measuring device mounts on the dashboard of anything that rolls, allowing contractors and engineers to quickly and accurately measure parking lots, roads, utilities and more in the car while driving any speed. Distance can be measured in feet or meters, speed displayed in mph,...
Barrier Walls Guardrails Products February 21, 2017
Gregory's Safety Roller Barrier (SRB) is a MASH TL-4 longitudinal barrier that absorbs impact energy and converts it to rotational energy, creating a smoother redirection than other barriers. Made of steel and flame-retardant, eco-friendly EVA plastic, it softens vehicle impacts and reduces damage...
Equipment Products February 21, 2017
The Gilson SS-21 Silent Sifter controls noise output during sieving operations with no sacrifice in accuracy. This unit features noise levels 7-10 dB lower than any other rotary sifter on the market. The SS-21 provides enhanced worker protection in the lab.
Safety Products February 21, 2017
The six new Squids Tool Tethering Kits provide just what is needed to tether tools and climb with confidence. Each kit includes up to three Squids products in one grab-and-go package to help tether tape measures, power tools and small tools up to 10 pounds. See the whole line-up here.
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