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Maintenance News February 18, 2014
If you have road salt coming in from overseas, make sure the ship is decked out in American wear.   New Jersey’s supply of the snow-fighting material is running dangerously low, and officials are now trying to free a 40,000-ton shipment of rock salt sitting at a port in Maine. Officials were trying...
affordable brine making with the AccuBatch brine maker
Maintenance Products January 16, 2014
Winter maintenance professionals now have an option for accurate, affordable brine making with the AccuBatch brine maker. The system provides accurate, automated salinity concentration; affordable, professional-quality brine; and hassle-free installation, operation and cleanout, helping...
AccuBrine Automated Brine Makers
Maintenance Products January 02, 2014
A state-of-the-art system that can produce approximately 5,000 gallons of brine per hour, the AccuBrine automated brine maker provides a fast, easy-to-use, fully automated process with accurate salinity concentrations. The system offers flexible programming options for making custom batches and hot...
SafeLane surface overlay HDX
Maintenance Products December 19, 2013
SafeLane surface overlay HDX is a vital anti-icing tool that helps prevent ice and frost from forming on roadways and bridges. The patented technology retains deicing chemicals within the surface and releases them as temperatures drop below freezing, helping keep motorists safe from dangerous...
SafeLane surface overlay CA-48
Maintenance Products December 05, 2013
For use on any pedestrian walkway, SafeLane surface overlay CA-48 helps prevent slippery conditions. A patented epoxy-aggregate pavement overlay, this product is the only solution on the market to provide anti-icing and increased year-round traction. It retains deicing chemicals, helping prevent...
BrineXtreme is Henderson’s line of professional salt brine systems
Maintenance Products June 14, 2013
BrineXtreme is Henderson’s line of professional salt brine systems. The process of producing brine begins with a brine-making tank—available in stainless steel or fiberglass—that is capable of holding up to 5 cu. yd of salt; the stainless steel brine tank is expandable to 8 cu. yd and is 100% self-...
Maintenance Article June 12, 2013
When it comes to snowplowing operations, most public-works agencies historically have applied an ad-hoc approach, defined by geography and relying on individual drivers to navigate through a route based on the driver’s perception of efficiency. In 2012, the city of Centennial, Colo., and CH2M Hill...
Maintenance News May 31, 2013
It was a prickly situation. The weeds had to be removed, but using herbicides too near a water supply can be a dicey proposition due to federal regulations. Mowing weeds reduces them vertically, but they are still there, lying horizontally on the ground until collected.   And perhaps most important...
Maintenance Article March 06, 2013
Road weather sensors are widely used in road weather information system (RWIS) applications and, to a lesser extent, as components of recent weather-responsive advanced transportation systems. Sensors that focus on the condition of the roadway pavement are generally of two types: in-pavement and...
Maintenance News November 14, 2012
The deadline to submit a project for the 2012 ROADS & BRIDGES/ARRA Recycling Awards is Nov. 19. For a nomination form, click here. Any projects completed over the last 18 months in North America qualify. Please direct any questions to Bill Wilson, Editorial Director, at [email protected]
Maintenance News September 19, 2012
Nearly all regions of Texas have benefited economically from unprecedented energy production over the last 10 years. However, significant road repair needs resulting from the energy boom are estimated to be $2 billion each year for the next 20 years, based on the findings of a Texas Transportation...
Henderson Manufacturing’s bumper-to-bumper electric control system
Maintenance Products September 18, 2012
Take Charge with Henderson Manufacturing’s bumper-to-bumper electric control system for medium-duty trucks operating snow- and ice-control equipment. The Charge system was designed for use with Class 3-7 work trucks. It’s CAN-bus-driven, allowing unlimited programming flexibility and replaces the...
Maintenance News September 04, 2012
Despite a bad experience dealing with private maintenance contracts, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) appears to be willing to give it another go.   TxDOT is currently engaged in a pilot project that deals with a 100-mile-long section of I-45—at a cost of $26 million—and includes...
Maintenance Article July 06, 2012
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, is located within the deep loess deposits in southwest Iowa along the Missouri River. The county has varying landscape, from the semiarid loess bluffs on the western edge to some exposed glacial deposits and more level terrain to the east. The area receives about 30 in....
Maintenance Article July 06, 2012
As the land steward of a private nonprofit nature center, I maintain 210 acres on a shoestring budget and prioritize ecological restoration in areas that are easily accessible and frequently used by education programs. Consequently, a small wedge of land—partially under the jurisdiction of the Linn...
Maintenance Article June 07, 2012
One of the largest challenges for departments of transportation (DOTs) is the wear and tear that industrial traffic imposes on the roadway pavement. Road infrastructure must endure a relatively constant flow of heavy vehicles, while the subsurface conditions below the pavement change with the...
Maintenance News April 06, 2012
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Maintenance Article April 05, 2012
A chip seal constructed on an existing flushed roadway has the potential to result in bleeding or flushing of the new chip seal. The excess binder, if not properly accounted for during design and construction, will migrate to the surface of the chip seal and fill the aggregate void spaces, leaving...
Maintenance Article February 06, 2012
The field of public health has many goals to address regarding community health concerns, with the overriding strategic aim being prevention of major health issues as opposed to simply treating populations after they become ill.It is always easier (and more cost effective) to prevent a problem than...
Managing plant growth in right-of-ways helps promote driver safety and roadside aesthetics
Maintenance Article January 03, 2012
Performing routine bareground herbicide applications is instrumental in maintaining roadside safety and appearance. It helps eliminate unsightly plants that can obstruct right-of-ways and damage infrastructure.   Safety is the most important component of bareground control, Crop Production Services...
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