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Snow drift held in check by roadside ditch, beyond which sits the living fence.

Winter Maintenance Article February 22, 2017
In Iowa, preparation for snow season never ends. Much of the warm weather work takes the form of planning for and planting living snow fences.   Living snow fences as a concept are nothing new. Their use harkens back to the windbreaks that protected farmsteads in the 1930s. As early as the 1960s,...
Equipment Products February 22, 2017
SealMaster manufactures a full line of sealcoating technologies for asphalt and blacktop. Whether you are in need of a driveway sealer, parking lots or sealcoating materials for roads and streets, there are a multitude of products to meet many requirements.
Winter Maintenance Article February 22, 2017
To the men and women who handle snow operations in Denver, twenty deployments each season to plow nearly 5 ft of annual snow is just another day at the office. It goes with the job, and the staff handle the shift changes and varying conditions with aplomb. Like much of the country, however, Denver...
Automated Vehicles News February 22, 2017
As of yesterday, self-driving Uber vehicles took to the streets of Tempe, Ariz. to pick up and drop off riders throughout the city.   The ride-sharing service has been testing automated vehicles in Pittsburgh for the last five months, and are now bringing their self-driving tests to the Southwest...
Bridges Products February 21, 2017
InspirArch is a fully engineered arch bridge system ideal for medium-span bridges which can be used in highway, rail and stream crossings. The arch and decking provide a high-performance, durable and efficient support of heavy traffic and earth loads. 
Guardrails Products February 21, 2017
The new MASH compliant MAX-Tension tangent end terminal, with Sabertooth technology, utilizes a telescoping, tension-based design along with an energy-absorbing coupler that features a cutting tooth design. When impacted head-on, deceleration is controlled by friction developed in tension cables...
Equipment Products February 21, 2017
FastMeasure distance measuring device mounts on the dashboard of anything that rolls, allowing contractors and engineers to quickly and accurately measure parking lots, roads, utilities and more in the car while driving any speed. Distance can be measured in feet or meters, speed displayed in mph,...
Barrier Walls Guardrails Products February 21, 2017
Gregory's Safety Roller Barrier (SRB) is a MASH TL-4 longitudinal barrier that absorbs impact energy and converts it to rotational energy, creating a smoother redirection than other barriers. Made of steel and flame-retardant, eco-friendly EVA plastic, it softens vehicle impacts and reduces damage...
Equipment Products February 21, 2017
The Gilson SS-21 Silent Sifter controls noise output during sieving operations with no sacrifice in accuracy. This unit features noise levels 7-10 dB lower than any other rotary sifter on the market. The SS-21 provides enhanced worker protection in the lab.
Safety Products February 21, 2017
The six new Squids Tool Tethering Kits provide just what is needed to tether tools and climb with confidence. Each kit includes up to three Squids products in one grab-and-go package to help tether tape measures, power tools and small tools up to 10 pounds. See the whole line-up here.
Repair Mortars Products February 21, 2017
Rapid Set Mortar Mix Plus (MMP) is a high-performance, rapid-hardening, polymer-modified repair material. Formulated to match the color of typical portland cement concrete, it has corrosion inhibitor to increase the protection of embedded reinforcement. MMP is ideal for general and structural...
Snow and Ice Removal Products February 21, 2017
The Freedom XDS Control System is the next advancement in the Freedom line of CAN-bus (controller area network) controls from Certified Cirus Control Systems. Features include a dual spreader for the tow-plow application and a 7-in. LCD color touchscreen display for the spreader control. Sensors...
Automated Vehicles News February 21, 2017
Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.   Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles...

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Highway Construction News February 20, 2017
Virginia transportation officials Thursday approved plans to extend the 95 Express Lanes north to the D.C. line and south beyond Garrisonville Road.   The Commonwealth Transportation Board gave Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick permission to alter an...
Equipment Products February 20, 2017
Accurate to 1%, the TT10 turbine meter offers accuracy, ease of use and safety. It has factory presets for 18 fluids and UL listing on the entire meter – not just the electronics. Replaceable AA batteries keep the meter running and downtime to a minimum.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG News February 20, 2017
Drones are flying over construction jobsites. The value and usage is beginning to be discovered among many contractors.   In fact, a recent report by Research and Markets states that global demand for drones in real estate and construction industry will reach a cumulative market value of $20.5...
Winter Maintenance News February 20, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses maintenance challenges for the 2016-2017 winter.
Safety Products February 17, 2017
TC3 provides a robust online construction, maintenance and materials curriculum. The company has announced that more than 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDH). When a trainee takes a PDH-eligible course, the training hours can contribute toward...
Safety News February 17, 2017
TC3 has announced that more than 90% of its more than 120 courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDH). When a trainee takes a PDH-eligible course, the training hours can contribute toward continuing education for licensure renewal.   PDHs are necessary to maintain a high...
Safety News February 17, 2017
In the city of Columbia, Mo., public works members have been working to address traffic issues on many of its streets—most recently Stewart Road, which is one of 64 streets on the city’s neighborhood traffic management program list.   The program started in November 2013, and the list started with...
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