Safety

Safety is a top priority with everyone involved in the road- and bridge-building market. The Safety Channel is a reflection of the commitment to reduce injuries and fatalities at the jobsite. Enhancing this section is Roads & Bridges' continued partnership with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA). ATSSA has represented companies and individuals in the traffic control and roadway safety industry for 35 years. Over 1,800 members provide the majority of safety features, services and materials used on the nation's roadways.

Emergency rebuild project needed for U.S. 36 in Westminster
In mid-July, cracking caused part of U.S. 36 to cave in and the retaining wall to fall apart. Image courtesy Colorado DOT.
This week, the Colorado DOT (CDOT) is moving into the rebuild phase for the Eastbound U.S. 36 Emergency Rebuild Project of the half-mile stretch of…
August 15, 2019
roadway maintenance; highway maintenance; Hurricane Irma; Florida DOT
View of I-4 in Davenport, Florida on Sept. 9, 2017 before Hurricane Irma arrival. Image courtesy Andrew Heneen [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved over $1.1 million for the state of Florida to help cover the costs of debris removal from…
August 14, 2019
Florida International University bridge collapse in Miami
Site of the FIU bridge collapse in Sweetwater, Florida. Image courtesy OSHA.
The families of victims and survivors of the Florida International University (FIU) bridge collapse which killed six people and injured eight in…
August 13, 2019
Road and bridge construction jobs outpacing rest of construction world
Road and bridge construction jobs outpacing rest of construction world
According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. highway, street, and bridge contractors posted a total employment of 396,000 in June, a…
August 12, 2019
Maryland Route 404 (MD 404) is a major highway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Anyone who has driven along the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and toward the…
August 05, 2019
The Oregon DOT (ODOT) has begun deploying new automated flagging technology—automated flaggers—that takes work-zone flaggers out of the line of…
August 01, 2019
StandGard Base Portable Standing Station reduces the transference of heat between workers and street, sidewalk, or parking lot surfaces. With an R-…
July 30, 2019
The new Flexible Prismatic conspicuity tape from 3M offers a unique thin and flexible construction making it ideal for applying around corners, over…
July 30, 2019
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