March 21, 2019
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced plans to establish the city's first dedicated Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve the safety and accessibility of city streets, and to meet the increasing demands of Atlanta’s growing population.
The move is a key pillar of Mayor...
March 12, 2019
Researchers in the state of Michigan are planning to install up to 2,000 infrastructure sensors on the Mackinac Bridge in order to explore the logistics of a large-scale deployment and provide useful monitoring data to the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA).
According to a press release from the...
February 26, 2019
The Crafco Patcher II mastic melter delivers exactly what is needed for those difficult large-void repairs in either asphalt or concrete pavement. This top-quality, oil-jacketed melter is designed specifically for mastic sealants, and its extensive collection of innovative features—including...
February 06, 2019
The U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) yesterday announced more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funding to help 34 states, as well as a few U.S. territories, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.
“The Department is...
January 11, 2019
Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation are meeting with rangers from the National Park Service to discuss plowing roads in three of Utah’s national parks during the federal government shutdown.
The shutdown, which is now approaching the end of its third week, has halted funding to...
January 09, 2019
Transportation construction work across the nation has been put on hold by the federal government shutdown, with state transportation officials withholding approvals for 2019 projects until federal funding is guaranteed, according to a report from The Washington Post.
The amount of federal...
December 27, 2018
When prime pavement preservation season approaches, a quality sealant melter is essential. The Crafco Super Shot and EZ Series II melters offer “Best in Class” performance. Crafco supplies the perfect match as the only manufacturer to produce both sealant material and the melters to apply it.
December 06, 2018
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Repair crews have already made substantial progress fixing the damaged roadways in Anchorage, Alaska, only a few days after a severe earthquake struck the area.
The 7.0-magnitude event shook the region on Nov. 30, leaving roadways in the area significantly cracked and impassible in many spots....
October 31, 2018
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) just released a report card for the state of Connecticut’s infrastructure, and out of five categories, roads received the worst mark of D+. Wastewater also received a D+, with bridges earning a C-. The overall GPA for Connecticut’s infrastructure,...
October 03, 2018
The topic of winter maintenance is a hair's breadth from being perhaps the apex topic for transportation agencies, notably in the Midwest. In an effort to be ready for whatever Mother Nature hurls at them this winter, the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced it intends on hiring...
September 21, 2018
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the immediate availability of $14 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help restore access to essential roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Florence throughout North Carolina.
The $14 million payment is an...
September 20, 2018
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) engineers have started to assess Hurricane Florence-affected roads so necessary repairs can be made in the hard-hit areas in the eastern part of the state.
State transportation engineers are assessing sections of 72 primary and secondary roads...
September 20, 2018
Officials with the city of Syracuse, N.Y., have announced the city's intention to expand its winter maintenance regimen by adding 20 miles of sidewalks to its regular plowing and snow removal schedule.
The area has traditionally contended with fairly weak snow removal laws, and city officials...
August 27, 2018
A Louisiana State University (LSU) team’s work with a shape memory polymer could potentially not only save the state’s roads but also money and time, according to a post from the school's College of Engineering.
In 2009, LSU Mechanical Engineering Professor Guoqiang Li received a grant from the...
July 05, 2018
ODOT was able to merge 25 years of road and bridge work into just four due to innovative financing.
A fantastic fury
Bill Wilson, Editorial Director
Located in northwest Ohio, the city of Toledo has just as many University of Michigan devotees as it does Ohio State University fans.
The area is used to times of fury, but non-stop for four years straight? Hard to imagine, but it is all...
July 02, 2018
With continued partisan gridlock in the U.S. Congress, it has been difficult for meaningful federal transportation initiatives to roll forward–and progress is likely to remain stalled until 2019 or later. President Trump admitted as much in a late-March speech when he predicted, “You’ll probably...
June 26, 2018
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June 26, 2018
On April 7, a significant landslide resulted in the closure of Pennsylvania S.R. 30 in Allegheny County. The route is a principal artery to Pittsburgh and supports more than 22,000 vehicles per day. The slide demolished one apartment building, severely damaged another, and impacted a single-family...
June 15, 2018
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials are looking to reopen a stretch of SH 1 in the Big Sur coastal region this summer that was blocked last year by a massive landslide.
The road that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco was projected to open in mid-September but Caltrans...
June 12, 2018
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Domino’s Pizza is filling potholes in towns across the U.S. with its new "Paving for Pizza" initiative.
The American pizza chain announced this week that it will help smooth rides for deliveries by making pothole repairs in towns nominated by their customers.
Domino’s is offering to fill cracks...