April 23, 2019
Crafco RoadSaver Silicone Sealant is the easy-to-apply, long-lasting solution needed to seal and/or repair concrete pavement. This uniquely formulated, low-modulus silicone seals joints in portland cement and asphalt cement with a single-component, moisture-curing system that provides a flexible,...
April 18, 2019
The U.S. DOT recently announced the immediate availability of $9 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by flooding in Iowa.
“These emergency relief funds will help Iowa expedite the repair process and...
February 25, 2019
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A section of SH 70N in Hawkins County, Tenn., has been closed indefinitely after a mudslide occurred early Thursday morning, claiming the life of one motorist and injuring another.
Local reports indicate that the man killed was traveling south on the highway when the slide swept his vehicle 200...
February 20, 2019
During an industry executive panel at the ARRA-AEMA-ISSA annual meeting in Cancun, Mexico, most of the talk centered around forming relationships.
Like any segment in the road and bridge industry, the lack of skilled workers and funding continue to be the most pressing issues.
December 17, 2018
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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is continuing emergency repairs to Mamalahoa Highway (Rte. 11) in the Volcano area of Hawaii County following the seismic activity associated with the volcanic activity at the lower East Rift Zone of the Kilauea Volcano.
A 24-hour single-lane...
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 12, 2018
Hurricane Michael has moved through the state of Georgia, leaving damage to homes and businesses, downed trees and power lines, blocked roads and traffic signal outages across the state.
In accordance with Gov. Nathan Deal’s seven-day state of emergency declaration, which was expanded Wednesday...
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 11, 2018
States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Florence's arrival, a Category 4 hurricane expected to hit the Atlantic Coast later this week, including evacuation plans and transit cancellations for some.
An evacuation of South...
September 04, 2018
About a mile of SH 6 in Harris County from Clay Road to I-10 was covered with up to 7 ft of water for two weeks due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes a game-changing storm like Hurricane Harvey.
No one in Texas had ever seen that much rain. On Aug. 30, 2017, a rain gauge near Cedar Bayou, Texas, measured 51.88 in. of rainfall. That broke a record for the continental U.S. set in 1978....
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 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...
April 25, 2018
The next generation of brine makers is here. The AccuBrine automated brine maker NXT-Gen now brings snowfighters even more advanced brine-making technology, greater accuracy and precision automation. Designed to provide even greater benefits to winter maintenance professionals, the AccuBrine...
October 03, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Thursday announced the immediate availability of $40 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help restore essential service on roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Maria throughout Puerto Rico.
September 14, 2017
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Gov. Rick Scott announced yesterday that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved a $25 million Emergency Relief (ER) Quick Release Grant to support response and recovery efforts for Florida’s roadways and transportation system.
This federal funding will be used to conduct emergency...
September 07, 2017
Every stretch of South Florida's highways is being closely monitored, as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is making sure any accidents get cleared up as quickly as possible and all lanes on I-95 stay open in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
There's a steady traffic flow on South...
September 06, 2017
For winter maintenance agencies, snow and ice control is a vital function of their work to provide safe road conditions to the traveling public.
Effective and efficient snow-and-ice-control operations can result in significant economic, environmental and social benefits, so agencies strive to use...
August 30, 2017
Image source: Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao directed the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Tuesday to immediately release $25 million in emergency relief funds to Texas so the state can start to restore roads, bridges and highways that have been critically damaged by Hurricane Harvey.