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Road Construction News December 29, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced plans for an upcoming project on an 8-mile stretch of I-84 between Exits 3 and 8, as part of its “Let’s Go CT” initiative, a 30-year, $100 billion transportation investment plan.   The I-84 project is estimated at $640 million and ...
Reclaiming / Recycling Case Studies December 28, 2016
Like many cities and rural communities, the city of Bel Aire, Kan., located just north of Wichita, is experiencing increased traffic growth both in volume and load. 45th Street is one of the main east-west roads through the city and connects two minor arterial roadways. The asphalt street was so...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News December 28, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced the award of $75 million in federal grant funds for construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which will significantly improve transit service in one of the busiest bus corridors in...
Road Construction News December 28, 2016
The Ohio Turnpike is cutting back on its construction spending next year due to complaints from motorists that there were too many orange barrels on the highway this year.   The 2017 capital budget, approved last week by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, calls for $121.4 million in...
Skid-Steer Loaders Products December 27, 2016
The new SS 2 Skid Steer Vacuum Lifting System from Vacuworx is perfect for sidewalk, driveway and road projects. The patent-pending design features quick-connect hydraulic hoses and a universal mounting plate to make switching attachments fast and easy. Engineered to increase productivity, the...
Concrete Products December 27, 2016
NLB Model 6600-2 Concrete Buster is a hydrodemolition and surface prep application option. Unit can be remote controlled for optimum operator safety. Capable of operating at water-jetting pressures of up to 40,000 psi at 12 gpm. Rear-mounted, 96-in. wide, hydraulically-powered SPINJET bucket...

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Traffic Safety News December 27, 2016
Iowa’s Multidisciplinary Safety Team (MDST) program, a coordinated traffic safety effort between the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, is the first of its kind in the country.   Before a crash or...
Barricades Products December 27, 2016
The MASH-eligible Zoneguard steel barrier system reduces trucks, improves installation and relocation time, decreases dead load on bridges and can withstand years of utilization.
Safety News December 23, 2016
With more than 125,000 people in the technical workforce trained, TC3’s training can impact you and your organization. Both of these courses are available at no cost and are a part of TC3’s 120-course curriculum.   Trenchless Technology Trenchless technologies involve methods of new pipe...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 23, 2016
Driverless cars could be coming to I-95 if Maryland transportation officials have their way.   The Maryland Department of Transportation announced this week that it has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to use the I-95 corridor to test autonomous vehicles.   Federal officials are looking...
Funding News December 23, 2016
In an example of a state legislature recognizing that a modest tax increase can—in definace of its governor—have a profound impact on transportation planning and project initiatives, Nebraska State Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced this week that the state gas tax will increase to 27.3 cents...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News December 22, 2016
Uber has decided to pull its self-driving cars from California roads after state regulators moved to revoke those vehicles’ registrations. The move comes after a week of talks between the ride-hailing company and state regulators failed.   Just hours after Uber launched the service in its home base...
Highway Construction Videos December 21, 2016
Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations as well as improved local and regional vehicular connections, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Route 79/I-195 Interchange project breaks down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources...
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) News December 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Tuesday awarded the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) approximately $75 million for construction of the 10.5-mile bus-rapid transit line connecting Orem and Provo.   The line is part of the Provo Orem Transportation...

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Bridge Construction News December 21, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is closer than ever to final plans to improve I-395 and build a new signature bridge spanning Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.   If the current timetable unfolds without unexpected detours, work on the massive project should begin within 12...
Safety Case Studies December 20, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) upgraded an existing Road Systems Inc. (RSI) NCHRP 350-compliant SKT terminal with RSI’s new MSKT, which is MASH Test Level 3-compliant. This installation was on a busy stretch of road at a left exit off of I-64 leading to I-95 just north of Richmond...

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Concrete News December 20, 2016
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 27th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada.   The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement...

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Tunnels News December 20, 2016
The Eurasia Tunnel, connecting the Asian and European continents underneath the Marmara seabed, will be inaugurated today in front a multinational audience.   The tunnel, expected to provide a practical solution to Istanbul's traffic problem, will cut down the travel time between the two sides of...
Equipment Products December 19, 2016
The center drag box for Patcher II allows fast and easy application of Mastic One for various types of longitudinal repairs – simply attach and drive down the road along the repair. It is available in various sizes ranging from 10 in. to 48 in. wide to cover distresses such as cold joints, shoulder...
Ice Control News December 19, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced plans to begin using rock salt to augment its use of magnesium chloride solution for ice and snow control on roads across the state.   Specific problem areas, such as steep hills, will get the rock salt to speed melting and improve...
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