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Transit News March 20, 2017
Crews are installing rail and pouring concrete this week on Joe Carter Avenue in the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City for the MAPS 3 streetcar. Herzog Contracting Corp., in a joint venture with Stacy and Witbeck, has a $50 million contract to build the streetcar line.   Altogether, 4.9 miles of...
Highway Construction Videos March 20, 2017
Roads & Bridges paid a visit in late January to the Project Neon site in Las Vegas, the largest public works project in Nevada history. The goal of the project is to widen 3.7 miles of I-15 between Sahara Ave. and the infamous Spaghetti Bowl Interchange in downtown Las Vegas. The project will...
Safety News March 20, 2017
For more than eight years, TC3 has trained frontline technical transportation workers who specialize in the areas of construction, maintenance and materials. Over 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours. To date, more than 125,000 trainings have been...
Safety Products March 16, 2017
RoadQuake 2F temporary portable rumble strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones, lane closures or traffic incidents. Designed to reduce accidents and save lives, RoadQuake 2F generates significant sounds and vibrations so that drivers, especially distracted drivers...

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Bridge Construction News March 16, 2017
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be installing the state’s first prefabricated bridge along Oatman Highway, or old Route 66, in Mohave County.   The 110-ft bridge is being manufactured in Phoenix and then will be transported in sections to the site in northwestern Arizona. When...
Safety Case Studies March 15, 2017
In the report titled “Development of Temporary Rumble Strip Specifications,” commissioned by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), authors Steven D. Schrock, Ph.D., P.E., F.ITE, Vishal Sarikonda and Eric J. Fitzsimmons, Ph.D. add significantly to the body of knowledge of temporary rumble...
Asphalt Videos March 15, 2017
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Highway Construction News March 15, 2017
Construction is expected to wrap up by July 4 on the current phase of the Centennial Bowl project in northwest Las Vegas, and state officials have started looking ahead to two additional jobs aimed at completing Nevada’s second-busiest freeway interchange as soon as 2022.   The Nevada Department of...

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Automated Vehicles News March 14, 2017
California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year, state officials said Friday.   The state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is seeking public comment on proposed regulations for...
Accelerated Construction News March 14, 2017
Slide-in construction has been announced as the accelerated bridge construction (ABC) method contractors plan to use to replace the twin three-span bridges carrying eastbound and westbound I-70 traffic over S.R. 121 / New Paris Pike in Wayne County, Ind.   Construction will require recurring...
V2V News March 14, 2017
Cadillac announced its 2017 CTS sedan will be the first car in the U.S. market to include a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system as a standard feature, adding an extra layer of smart safety to the luxury line.   The CTS' V2V tech depends on a combination of Dedicated Short-Range...
Automated Vehicles News March 13, 2017
A study by transportation, economics and urban planning experts has found that ridesharing and ridesourcing services using autonomous vehicles (AV) could shift millions of drivers away from personal cars in major U.S. cities.   “Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,” the study...
Gravel Roads News March 13, 2017
Officials in small Wisconsin towns say construction costs and state budget cuts have caused them to convert their blacktop roads into gravel roads.   State funding for local governments in the form of municipal aid has been cut over the last 10 years as local transportation funding has remained...
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Videos March 10, 2017
Doosan has launched the DL420-5 CVT wheel loader at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The new loader will roll off the production line in the fall of 2017. With an operating weight of just over 50,000 lb and a breakout force of more than 47,000 lbf, the new model was designed for power and adaptability. Doosan...
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Videos March 10, 2017
The editorial staff of Roads & Bridges sums up what they saw and experienced on day 3 of ConExpo-Con/Agg, and also makes their picks for best and most exciting new developments on the exhibit floor.

Case's CX750D mass excavator

CONEXPO-CON/AGG News March 10, 2017
Roads & Bridges visited the massive Case Construction Equipment footprint in the North Hall, following the Infrastructure Insider live event with our own Editorial Director Bill Wilson, to find out what the company has coming down the pike and what it has recently launched.   Here’s what we...
CONEXPO-CON/AGG News March 09, 2017
Genie, a Terex brand known for its aerial lifts, showcased its SX-135 XC self-propelled telescopic boom on Wednesday at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 as it announced plans to bring its equipment into the bridge inspection market.    At a platform height of 135 ft, the machine features a maximum outreach of...
CONEXPO-CON/AGG News March 09, 2017
Vogele unveiled a new paver for the North American market at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017—the 10-ft wheeled Super 2003-3i, which joins the 10-ft tracked Super 2000-3i.   Both pavers are designed primarily for use in highway construction and large-scale commercial applications. The Super 2000-3i and the...
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Videos March 09, 2017
At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Roads & Bridges visited Case Construction Equipment to see some of their latest offerings showcasing in Las Vegas. If you are attending ConExpo-Con/Agg, be sure to visit Case at Booth N11825 in the North Hall.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Videos March 09, 2017
At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Roads & Bridges visited Kubota Tractor to take a look at some of the construction equipment they offer and learn about some of the latest features on their products. If you are attending ConExpo-Con/Agg, be sure to visit Kubota at Booth N12567 in the North Hall.  
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