April 03, 2017
The I-55 Stevenson Expressway linking Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is one major project continuing for IDOT in 2017
Back in August 2016, the editorial staff of Roads & Bridges covered the progress of Chicago’s Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction project. One of the signature accomplishments over the last year for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was the completion of the westbound flyover...
March 27, 2017
Photo source: 123rf/kittiyaporn10
A team of research technicians from the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering recently employed a sensor system developed by the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University on the CR 250 E bridge in Lebanon, Ind., for a load bearing test that could...
March 22, 2017
Poor roads and bridges are costing South Carolinians $5.4 billion a year, according to a report released Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group.
TRIP states nearly two-thirds of the state’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways are in poor...
March 02, 2017
An autonomous shuttle testing at MCity.
The auto zone
The state of Michigan has long been associated with the road and how we traverse it. Home to the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, among many other automotive ventures, Michigan, in the words of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Communications Director Jeff...
February 07, 2017
Photo source: Georgia DOT
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) new Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) begins its phased launch today in Northeast Georgia, with plans to roll out the service to five other districts in the state by this May.
CHAMP will serve most interstates across...
December 19, 2016
Photo source: MDOT via Mining Journal
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is banking on connected vehicle technology to help clear snow and ice from roadways faster. GPS-based automatic vehicle location devices, which the agency began installing on its winter road maintenance equipment in 2013, report where each truck is,...
December 02, 2016
Photo source: Flickr/Phillip Capper
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has identified $9 billion worth of unfunded priority project, including the widening of I-25 between Monument and Castle Rock, but is faced with a $1.41 billion budget for 2017, a budget which is at present over-burdened with maintenance requests.
November 07, 2016
Here is your digital crib sheet: Math for the Coatings Professional eCourse. Brush up on essential math functions and calculations needed to succeed in the coatings industry with this six-hour short online training. Choose between two versions – imperial or math units. Click here to view the course...
September 26, 2016
Nearly a year after unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina last October, the state still has 22 roads closed because dams failed in their areas and another seven closed because bridges on them need to be replaced.
That was the assessment in the Sept. 15 monthly recovery report from the...
September 21, 2016
After six months, and more than 100,000 cubic yards of debris, Highway 14 in north Idaho has finally reopened to traffic following a historic landslide.
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) says the final shovels of dirt were removed last month. The highway finally reopened without any lane...
September 20, 2016
See how to implement, monitor and maintain an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall pipeline integrity management program. Courses include Direct Assessment, In Line Inspection, Internal Corrosion for Pipelines, Pipeline Corrosion Assessment Field Techniques and Pipeline...
August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.
In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
August 23, 2016
Throw away your paper-based training and discover a new, interactive way of learning that benchmarks best practices in safety, process control, surface preparation, coatings application and inspection. Click and drag on interactive graphics, take short quizzes and download posters and checklists...
August 19, 2016
California motorists are hit with $53.6 billion per year in additional costs due to congested roads and deteriorating road conditions, according to a recent report by The Road Improvement Program (TRIP).
The report finds that rough roads are responsible for $18.3 billion (34.14%) of the total...
August 04, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in response to state lawmakers’ scuttling of a controversial gas tax proposal, has ceased work and planning on dozens of highway development and improvement projects.
According to State Highways Division Deputy Director Ed Sniffen, the state lacks...
August 03, 2016
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission tomorrow will consider its list of projects over the next two decades, in which its biggest expense likely will be road maintenance.
The draft 2040 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan has $6.1 billion worth of projects, ranging...
July 26, 2016
Practice your cathodic protection skills anywhere, anytime. Keep up with current practical techniques by working through step-by-step, real-life testing scenarios in this 12-station virtual training program. Click here to view station descriptions and register.
July 15, 2016
TC3 is offering courses about rockfall stabilization and concrete overlays for no charge through August 2016.
This four-hour course introduces the key concepts in rockfall stabilization, including tools and methods used in stabilization and reinforcement. The purpose of...
June 06, 2016
In a new regulatory policy stance, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) may provide more flexibility to state departments of transportations when those DOTs seek to exclude infrastructure improvements from detailed environmental reviews before the work can go forward.
The rule change would...
DOT in Crisis
May 13, 2016
The American Society of Civil Engineers has concluded that over the next decade, it will cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements to U.S. roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up...