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St. Croix Crossing Bridge
Bridge Construction News May 31, 2017
Four years after crews broke ground on the St. Croix Crossing Bridge, the final touches for the massive project are finally underway.   During the month of May, crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation began work on finishing the driving and walking surfaces of the bridge, as well as...
Cranes Case Studies May 30, 2017
Widening a highway includes widening and replacing bridges, and for that, cranes are in high demand. Florida’s I-4 corridor, an east-west expressway that connects Daytona with Tampa, is undergoing an ambitious five-year, $2.3 billion widening project that will expand the expressway from four lanes...
Equipment Products May 30, 2017
Automation is known to save 10% or more in yield and employee fatigue remains at a minimum. The Spraybot is widely used for roads, bridges, roofs, parking decks and more. With the Spraybot, a 7-ft-wide pass can be achieved with accurate millage.
Barrier Walls Guardrails Products May 30, 2017
The MASH Concrete Reactive Tension System Barrier (QMB-CRTS) is part of the Road Zipper System. The QMB-CRTS barriers consist of one-meter concrete sections pinned together to form a continuous barrier wall. QMB-CRTS is the first MASH-compliant moveable barrier system that utilizes a machine to...
Guardrails Products May 30, 2017
The MASH Sequential Kinking Terminal (MSKT) distributed by Gregory is an energy-absorbing, tangent terminal that’s MASH TL-3 compliant. During head-on impacts, the MSKT head slides over the w-beam guardrail, sequentially kinking it. The kinked rail exits the head and the vehicle comes to a...
Cranes Products May 30, 2017
The ALL Family of Companies added 15 Liebherr LRT 1090-2.1 cranes. The 100-USt rough terrain cranes are ideal for bridge construction, setting up with ease. 
Products May 30, 2017
The Chill-Its 6686 Dry Evaporative Cooling Hat is a lightweight and low-maintenance cooling solution that comfortably manages heat stress. Exclusive dry evaporative technology cools workers’ heads without leaving them wet. Just 3 oz of water in the adjustable gray cap provides up to three hours of...
Concrete Products May 30, 2017
QUIKRETE Rapid Road Repair is a fast-setting material designed to make permanent partial-depth repairs up to 2 in. thick on bridge decks, concrete highways and other industrial structures. It contains alkali-resistant (AR) glass fibers for improved flexural performance essential for applications...
Funding News May 30, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses lifting tolling restrictions on interstates to bring in funding for infrastructure.
University of Minnesota construction zone alert app

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Safety News May 30, 2017
The University of Minnesota (U of M) Center for Transportation Studies has developed an app that will pair directly with technology in construction areas to alert drivers approaching work zones.   Workers can send messages to drivers as they approach construction zones. The idea is not for the...
V2I News May 26, 2017
Michigan road agencies and General Motors' (GM) Research & Development are collaborating to showcase the state's leadership in the connected and automated vehicle environment by successfully demonstrating smart signal technology.   Successful demonstrations were recently conducted in Macomb...
Culvert RepairRehabilitation Case Studies May 26, 2017
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport, Miss., was undertaking an airport improvement project that included repairing, repaving, and adding new runways and taxiways. As part of this improvement project, the airport discovered several aging and deteriorating drainage culverts under...
Safety News May 24, 2017
The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone over domestic soil with a new exception to laws governing surveillance, computer privacy and aircraft protection, according to a document obtained by The New York...

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Winter Maintenance News May 24, 2017
The city of Anchorage, Alaska, spent about $4 million more on snow removal last winter than in each of the previous two winters, but $5 million less than a winter five years ago with record-breaking snowfall, according to data provided by the city.   This year's snow maintenance price tag reflects...
Winter Maintenance Article May 24, 2017
The city of Columbia, Mo., is considered to be a full-service city, which means providing the basic city services of police, fire, street maintenance, health and parks & recreation. Other services such as water, electric, sewer, solid waste, airport and transit are provided as well. The city of...
Winter Maintenance Article May 24, 2017
The city of Montgomery, Ohio, is a suburb of the greater Cincinnati area and is located approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati. An affluent community with a population of 10,261, the expectations and demands on the Public Works Department to maintain 95 lane miles of roadway during...
Winter Maintenance Products May 23, 2017
The new Storm Seeker halogen headlamps from SnowEx offer significant durability and illumination improvements for users of SnowEx truck plows. The Storm Seeker headlamps are uniquely designed to reliably deter water ingression. The reflector-to-housing seal features a built-in vent that allows...
Bridge Construction Videos May 23, 2017
The Florida International University (FIU) Pedestrian Bridge will offer a safer route for students and visitors between a section of the campus and the city of Sweetwater.
Bridge Construction Videos May 23, 2017
The widening of the Sam Houston Tollway between SH-225 and IH-10 will consist of construction of a new bridge span across the Houston Ship Channel. Construction is expected to begin in late 2017.
Bridge Construction Videos May 23, 2017
The construction of the U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge has involved collaboration among a number of entities under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation. Work includes replacing the existing Harbor Bridge and reconstruction of portions of U.S. 181, I-37 and the Crosstown Expressway. 
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