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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,...
Safety News December 19, 2016
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Highway Construction News December 16, 2016
A plan to add one car pool and express toll lanes to I-290 has been identified as the Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT) preferred option for the roadway, officials announced.   During an advisory group meeting Wednesday, IDOT officials provided an update on their proposed...
Highway Construction News December 15, 2016
Rhode Island officials have announced a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange in Providence aimed at improving safety, traffic flow and makes land available for development.   Gov. Gina M. Raimondo (D) ordered a fast-track reconstruction of the 6/10 Interchange, considered the state’s “most...
Culvert RepairRehabilitation Case Studies December 14, 2016
In Baker City, Ore., two corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts ran underneath a two-way road. Like many of these pipe systems across the country, these two CMP culverts were rusting and deteriorating at a rapid rate. Bradley Payton, Baker City’s transportation maintenance manager, was charged with...
V2V News December 14, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced today that it is proposing a rule to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in new cars.   Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) systems allow cars to communicate to each other in an effort to warn drivers about potential accidents and...
Funding News December 14, 2016
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $236 million for 40 transportation projects across the state.   Funding includes $190 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for 10 projects to “maintain and preserve the investment in the state highway system and...
Cranes Case Studies December 13, 2016
Yellow Creek, a tributary of the Cuyahoga River, runs through Copley, Ohio, a small township near Akron. The creek effectively divided two communities; that is, until the developer of one decided to build a bridge. In September 2016, a large-capacity all-terrain crane from ALL Erection & Crane...
Barricades Products December 13, 2016
Seven hundred fifty linear ft of Zoneguard can be hauled on one truck, compared to 90 to120 linear ft of traditional barriers.

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Transportation Management Article December 12, 2016
Your community is demanding your elected officials take action. That congested all-way stop intersection in town is a nightmare during the evening commute. Your elected board or council members agree. But you are forced to remind your board and their constituents that resources are not available to...
Safety Videos December 12, 2016
The new MSKT energy-absorbing tangent terminal from Road Systems Inc. meets the more stringent MASH Test Level 3 requirements.

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Highway Construction News December 12, 2016
Virginia is set to sign a contract Thursday with a group of private companies promising to bring two toll lanes in each direction to Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville.   The contract includes permission for the company to allow trucks to use the lanes for a higher toll...
Transit News December 12, 2016
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Safety News December 09, 2016
The Auto Insurance Center (AIC) has completed a study of the deadliest driving conditions by state throughout the U.S. from 2005 to 2015. The insurance news and information website used the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s fatal accident reporting system to reveal the cause of...
Light Rail Transit (LRT) News December 08, 2016
The seven new stations for the MBTA Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford near Boston are now scheduled to open in 2021, pushing back the long-delayed project yet again, state transportation officials said Wednesday.   When the federal government pledged $1 billion to the project in late...
Road Construction News December 08, 2016
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.   Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in December 2015, investments in Highway Trust Fund transportation projects were...
Saws Case Studies December 07, 2016
If you have ever visited Chicago, chances are you have driven on I-90. It is a major thoroughfare through town and of course that means any road/bridge repairs, let alone restorations, require advanced planning, teamwork and the right equipment to keep everything on schedule. Currently a large...
Automated Vehicles News December 07, 2016
Audi is beginning to roll out the first vehicle-to-infrastructure technology in production cars with a feature that will let certain 2017 models communicate with traffic lights and tell the driver when red lights will turn green.   This initial introduction is select and narrow in its capability....

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Asphalt News December 07, 2016
The Lake County (Ill.) Division of Transportation has been working with the Village of Deerfield and the City of Highland Park to reconstruct Deerfield Road in Deerfield and resurface Deerfield Road in Highland Park.   The project began last February and the roadwork in Deerfield is nearly complete...
Asphalt Paving Article December 06, 2016
The ability to safely slow and stop a vehicle is not only dependent upon its tires, but also the surface characteristics of the pavement.   Pavement surfaces can be constructed with a more open surface texture to provide greater macrotexture for better high-speed performance during wet-pavement...
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