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The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

The northwestern portion of the Viaduct crosses the Los Angeles River, the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Riverside Drive. The PVC shrink-wrap contains the blasting media and byproducts.

Bridges Article May 02, 2017
While “blast and paint” rolls off the tongue easily, providing access to the underside of the Elysian Viaduct Bridge for rehabilitation work is anything but easy.   In fact, as the original bridge construction project neared completion, the September-October 1961 issue of the Official Journal of...
The I-55 Stevenson Expressway linking Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is one major project continuing for IDOT in 2017

The I-55 Stevenson Expressway linking Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is one major project continuing for IDOT in 2017

Highway Construction Article April 03, 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...
hard hat in front of bridge

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Bridges News March 27, 2017
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...
TRIP report says bad roads costing South Carolina drivers billions annually
Road Construction News 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...
An autonomous shuttle testing at MCity.

An autonomous shuttle testing at MCity.

Road Construction Article March 02, 2017
MICHIGAN: 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...
Georgia DOT launches first U.S. statewide highway assistance and maintenance program

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Maintenance News February 07, 2017
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...
Michigan DOT leverages plow data for better snow and ice removal

Photo source: MDOT via Mining Journal

Maintenance News December 19, 2016
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,...
Colorado DOT

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Asphalt Maintenance News December 02, 2016
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.  ...
Math for the Coatings Professional eCourse
Maintenance Products 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...
road flooded sign
Road Construction News 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...
road work sign
Maintenance News 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...
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 Corrosion Integrity Management
Maintenance Products 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...
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Highway Construction News 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...
Industrial Coating Application eCourse
Maintenance Products 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...
Roads and bridges in poor condition across the state significantly contribute to costs for motorists
Maintenance News 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...
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Construction Planning News 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...
The largest expense for the coastal California region to be considered will likely be road maintenance
Construction Planning News 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...
Cathodic protection virtual training simulator
Maintenance Products 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.
Maintenance News July 15, 2016
TC3 is offering courses about rockfall stabilization and concrete overlays for no charge through August 2016.   Rockfall Stabilization This four-hour course introduces the key concepts in rockfall stabilization, including tools and methods used in stabilization and reinforcement. The purpose of...
FHWA rule could let DOTs streamline more projects with limited environmental impact
Maintenance News 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...
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