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New John Deere L-Series wheel loaders
New John Deere L-Series wheel loaders

John Deere L-Series wheel loaders provide new levels of control, with exclusive features such as programmable multifunction buttons. And the redesigned cab raises comfort to new heights.

 

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3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300
3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300

3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300 features a pre-coated pressure-sensitive adhesive for easy application on a variety of low-energy surfaces like plastic, moderately rough, or porous wood and metal. This sheeting is highly conformable and can be applied using automated application equipment or by hand.

 

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March 2019 issue
March 2019 issue

The March 2019 issue features our cover story on how the Alaska DOT&PF handled recovery efforts from a major earthquake that shook the region in late 2018. The Roads & Bridges editors highlight a few of the winners from the NAPA Quality in Construction Awards including the I-65 project in Indiana, the I-10 rehab in California and work on I-85 in South Carolina. The issue also highlights the latest test track results and discoveries from NCAT. Closing out the issue is a look at the state of Minnesota's study on the effectiveness of geogrid reinforcement in road construction.

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Versatile, affordable machine easily clears roadside vegetation
Versatile, affordable machine easily clears roadside vegetation

The Gradall D154 excavator is capable of quickly handling many different maintenance jobs and is priced right for municipal budgets.

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2019 ATSSA Traffic Expo New Products Rollout
2019 ATSSA Traffic Expo New Products Rollout

The editors of Roads & Bridges recently attended the 2019 ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa, Fla., where a slew of innovative new safety products were on display at the annual new products rollout.

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North America C Series motor grader walk-around
North America C Series motor grader walk-around

Available in both standard and all-wheel-drive configurations, the 836C and 856C are designed to maximize grading productivity and performance—all while meeting Tier 4 Final standards with selective catalytic reduction technology. Click here to read more about the new products.

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Multi-Tank Trailers from Thunder Creek Equipment
Multi-Tank Trailers from Thunder Creek Equipment

Contractors spanning numerous sectors explain how Multi-Tank Trailers from Thunder Creek Equipment help them improve fueling operations, labor challenges, and resource allocation and utilization.

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Sand barrel system passes MASH testing
Sand barrel system passes MASH testing

AASHTO MASH tests supersede NCHRP-350 tests. PSS tested the CrashGard Sand Barrel System to MASH Test Level 3 last spring. CrashGard passed all six tests. In this video, footage is shown from every test. The FHWA issued Eligibility Letter CC-145 for CrashGard in September 2018. Find more information at pss-innovations.com or call 800-662-6338.

 

Asphalt View all 86 items

/i-5-widening-project-southern-california
I-5 widening project in southern California

The I-5 widening project in southern California is a massive $3.2 billion undertaking divided into two sections—I-5 North and I-5 South. The goal is to improve traffic around the Los Angeles area by adding more high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and direct HOV connectors while also improving pavement and upgrading interchanges. Roads & Bridges visited the section of I-5 right by the Florence Avenue Bridge in late December. The 6.7-mile project is broken down into six segments, and the Florence Avenue Bridge portion represents segment five. Crews were working on lowering the freeway as they moved under the Florence Avenue Bridge in early 2019, and Caltrans was hoping mainline paving would be complete sometime in March.

I-5 widening project in southern California
/linn-cove-viaduct-rehabilitation-utilizes-spray-applied-waterproofing
Linn Cove Viaduct rehabilitation utilizes spray-applied waterproofing

The Linn Cove Viaduct rehabilitation project along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., implemented preventive maintenance measures using high-performance, spray-applied waterproofing and an asphalt wear course. The Bridge Preservation spray-applied waterproofing system has a 75-year design life, and bridge decks with waterproofing have longer service life than bare decks.

Linn Cove Viaduct rehabilitation utilizes spray-applied waterproofing
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Pro grade compaction equipment

Introducing a new range of well-designed, efficient and high-performing compaction equipment by Husqvarna, providing pro grade solutions to your business.

Pro grade compaction equipment
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Jones Branch Connector

The Jones Branch Connector over I-495 project in Fairfax County, Va., is not much to look at in terms of size—but its importance to the area is immense. The booming population in the Tysons area needs improved infrastructure, and the Jones Branch Connector—when complete in November 2019—will provide an important new link to S.R. 123 over the Capital Beltway (I-495). The road is expected to carry more than 32,000 vehicles per day by 2040. Crews are getting ready for an interim milestone due on Dec. 12, when at least one full lane of traffic in each direction will be open. The existing Jones Branch Connector is still waitiing to be widened to accommodate four total lanes of traffic, a center median, two 5-ft-wide bike lanes and two 12-ft-wide sidewalks through the entire corridor. The new bridge over the I-495 Express Lanes is complete.

Jones Branch Connector
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Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix

The I-10 portion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is just now starting to grace the Arizona deserts with its presence. The I-10 segment of the project is filled with flyovers, and most are still in the beginning stages of construction. Work on I-10 is expected to provide congestion relief for the 200,000 motorists who use the route on a daily basis. The South Mountain Freeway project is the largest in Arizona history. The public-private partnership is essentially nine projects in one, divided into five segments. When the 22-mile project is complete in late 2019, Connect 202 Partners will be responsible for maintaining the freeway for 30 years.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix
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UPM high-performance permanent cold mix that works

There is a reason why UPM's motto is “once and done.”  Fill a pothole once with UPM cold mix and you are done—the repair is permanently fixed, not temporarily patched.

UPM high-performance permanent cold mix that works
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Bentley Linear Road Network Management

Bentley’s Linear Road Network Management solution delivers spatially enabled network editing and powerful dynamic segmentation capabilities that support owner-operators in addressing the complex needs of managing linear assets across their life.

Bentley Linear Road Network Management
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I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway project—Oak Brook, Ill.

The Illinois Tollway is taking on the task of rebuilding and widening the I-88 Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway between I-290 and York Road in the city of Oak Brook in the Chicago suburbs. The two-year project also includes rebuilding and widening the York Road Bridge, repairing and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas. Roads & Bridges visited the site in mid-July when crews were paving westbound lanes on I-88 about 100 yd from York Road. The hope is to have the current phase complete before Thanksgiving. Traffic will shift and work will begin on the eastbound lanes in early 2019. 

I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway project—Oak Brook, Ill.

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ASV

At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, Roads & Bridges visited ASV Construction Equipment to take a look at some of their latest machines on display in Las Vegas.

ASV
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Doosan's new DL420-5 WL features all new continuous variable transmission

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 Construction Equipment marketing manager Aaron Kleingartner gives us the lowdown on the machine's brand new CVT transmission.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Doosan's new DL420-5 WL features all new continuous variable transmission
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Video wrap-up of Day 3 of the Expo

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.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Video wrap-up of Day 3 of the Expo
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Case Construction Equipment

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.

Case Construction Equipment
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Kubota Tractor

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.

 

Kubota Tractor
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Infrastructure Insider - Day 3

The third and final Infrastructure Insider live presentation, sponsored by Case Construction Equipment, was held in the Case booth at ConExpo-Con/Agg. The topic this time was Innovation in the World of Construction. Roads & Bridges Editorial Director Bill Wilson spoke with Mark Christian, sales engineer for commercial UAV firm Airware, and Gary Kassen, an engineering director with CNH Industrial.

Infrastructure Insider - Day 3
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Video wrap-up of Day 2 of the Expo

Roads & Bridges returned for Day 2 of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas. Managing editor Brian Budzynski breaks down some of what the R&B editors saw at the second day of the show.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Video wrap-up of Day 2 of the Expo
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Autodesk 3DR looks to revolutionize pre-project surveying and planning with autonomous UAV application

This past January, Autodesk, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), tested autonomous UAVs at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The seven flights that comprised this proof-of-concept trial represented the first civilian UAV flights approved by the FAA for a Class B airspace.

 

The purpose of these flights was to aid in the mapping plans for two new parking garages, as well as a relocating a public transit station, both of which are part of a $6 billion program for expansion and general improvement of the airport property.

 

The UAVs, or drones, which were programmed and flown by 3D Robotics measured the project area much faster than traditional measuring methods and have aided project planners in pushing their process forward.

 

Autodesk and 3D Robotics is on hand at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg (in the Gold Hall) to display and discuss the 3DR Sightscan System, which was used in the Atlanta airport trial.

 

Roads & Bridges spoke with Autodesk Strategic Project Executive Tristan Randall and 3D Robotics’s Jeremiah Johnson about the proof-of-concept trial and what makes the 3DR such a unique system.

 

“This system,” Randall said, “is fully autonomous, so it do not require an active operator. The drone is programmed and then it follows its programmed course, and merely needs monitoring. It runs off an iPad app, and gathers data over GPS. This was the first Class B restricted airspace trail allowed by the FAA, and it was accomplished in only half a day, as opposed to the significantly larger period of time traditional methods would have taken.”

 

“Since we focused on pre-construction areas,” said Johnson, “and since the area was pre-programmed, there was no disruption of airport operations and there were no required closures of lanes. We worked with Atkins, the civil engineering consultant, to make it happen.”

 

Now that the proof-of-concept has been successful, Autodesk and 3D Robotics plan to move forward with further applications of the system, and to ultimately devise a digital repository for high-megapixel imagery.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG: Autodesk 3DR looks to revolutionize pre-project surveying and planning with autonomous UAV application

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Mega-ton girder placement over La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego

On Friday, Feb. 8, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) crews closed La Jolla Village Drive to thru traffic at Genesee Avenue in the University City area to set 60-ft-long concrete girders, or beams, to construct the elevated guideway for the future Mid-Coast Trolley. Crews hoisted the 95-ton precast girders using a crane and set the girders on the columns that were built at the intersection. The girders were trucked from Riverside on special industrial trucks built to withstand extra-heavy loads. Over the next several days the concrete continued hardening and gaining strength. Last week, high-strength steel cables were installed and tensioned inside the beams, allowing support towers in the intersection to be removed and the intersection to be opened by the morning of Friday, Feb. 15. The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend Blue Line Trolley service from Old Town north to the University City community. Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021.

Mega-ton girder placement over La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego
/i-5-widening-project-southern-california
I-5 widening project in southern California

The I-5 widening project in southern California is a massive $3.2 billion undertaking divided into two sections—I-5 North and I-5 South. The goal is to improve traffic around the Los Angeles area by adding more high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and direct HOV connectors while also improving pavement and upgrading interchanges. Roads & Bridges visited the section of I-5 right by the Florence Avenue Bridge in late December. The 6.7-mile project is broken down into six segments, and the Florence Avenue Bridge portion represents segment five. Crews were working on lowering the freeway as they moved under the Florence Avenue Bridge in early 2019, and Caltrans was hoping mainline paving would be complete sometime in March.

I-5 widening project in southern California
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Trenchless rehab solution for culverts

CentriPipe is the only system that maximizes the pipe interior for capacity and flows while providing a fully structural “pipe within a pipe.”

Trenchless rehab solution for culverts
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Jones Branch Connector

The Jones Branch Connector over I-495 project in Fairfax County, Va., is not much to look at in terms of size—but its importance to the area is immense. The booming population in the Tysons area needs improved infrastructure, and the Jones Branch Connector—when complete in November 2019—will provide an important new link to S.R. 123 over the Capital Beltway (I-495). The road is expected to carry more than 32,000 vehicles per day by 2040. Crews are getting ready for an interim milestone due on Dec. 12, when at least one full lane of traffic in each direction will be open. The existing Jones Branch Connector is still waitiing to be widened to accommodate four total lanes of traffic, a center median, two 5-ft-wide bike lanes and two 12-ft-wide sidewalks through the entire corridor. The new bridge over the I-495 Express Lanes is complete.

Jones Branch Connector
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Cline Avenue Bridge project—East Chicago, Indiana

East Chicago, Ind., is coated in industrialization, and those at the Cline Avenue Bridge construction site are just doing their part to fit in. Roads & Bridges magazine checked out the progress on the bridge, which when finished will carry two lanes of traffic in and out of East Chicago over railroad tracks and the Indiana Harbor Canal. A four-lane bridge previously served as a connector for over 30 years, but in 2008 it was demolished. When complete, the new Cline Avenue Bridge will be 6,236 ft long with 170- to 300-ft spans. The main span over the Indiana Harbor Canal will be about 316 ft. The project is supposed to be complete in 2020, and the bridge will be tolled and can be expanded in the future to accomodate growth. 

Cline Avenue Bridge project—East Chicago, Indiana
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Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix

The I-10 portion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is just now starting to grace the Arizona deserts with its presence. The I-10 segment of the project is filled with flyovers, and most are still in the beginning stages of construction. Work on I-10 is expected to provide congestion relief for the 200,000 motorists who use the route on a daily basis. The South Mountain Freeway project is the largest in Arizona history. The public-private partnership is essentially nine projects in one, divided into five segments. When the 22-mile project is complete in late 2019, Connect 202 Partners will be responsible for maintaining the freeway for 30 years.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix
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I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway project—Oak Brook, Ill.

The Illinois Tollway is taking on the task of rebuilding and widening the I-88 Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway between I-290 and York Road in the city of Oak Brook in the Chicago suburbs. The two-year project also includes rebuilding and widening the York Road Bridge, repairing and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas. Roads & Bridges visited the site in mid-July when crews were paving westbound lanes on I-88 about 100 yd from York Road. The hope is to have the current phase complete before Thanksgiving. Traffic will shift and work will begin on the eastbound lanes in early 2019. 

I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway project—Oak Brook, Ill.
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I-74 Bridge Replacement Project—Moline, Ill. to Bettendorf, Iowa

The state line intersection of Illinois and Iowa is banded by the Mississippi River. In the Quad Cities region, a pair of dated structures, linking Moline, Ill. and Bettendorf, Iowa via I-74, have been carrying more than 75,000 vehicles per day, a figure that is expected to grow to 100,000 by the year 2035. In a joint effort, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation are in the process of erecting a new I-74 crossing adjacent to the old one that will offer more capacity and better travel times. In addition to the bridge itself, the project includes interchange ramp reconfigurations and local roadway improvements. Construction began in July 2017 and is anticipated to take place over 3.5 years.

I-74 Bridge Replacement Project—Moline, Ill. to Bettendorf, Iowa

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I-5 widening project in southern California

The I-5 widening project in southern California is a massive $3.2 billion undertaking divided into two sections—I-5 North and I-5 South. The goal is to improve traffic around the Los Angeles area by adding more high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and direct HOV connectors while also improving pavement and upgrading interchanges. Roads & Bridges visited the section of I-5 right by the Florence Avenue Bridge in late December. The 6.7-mile project is broken down into six segments, and the Florence Avenue Bridge portion represents segment five. Crews were working on lowering the freeway as they moved under the Florence Avenue Bridge in early 2019, and Caltrans was hoping mainline paving would be complete sometime in March.

I-5 widening project in southern California
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Everyone needs high-quality concrete

Volumetric mixers produce fresh, quality concrete on site by batching and mixing the individual raw materials at the job as needed. See for yourself.

Everyone needs high-quality concrete
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Maximize pavement panel replacements with one-hour concrete

Rapid Set is an ideal solution when crews only have six to 10 hours for pavement removal and replacement.

Maximize pavement panel replacements with one-hour concrete
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Jones Branch Connector

The Jones Branch Connector over I-495 project in Fairfax County, Va., is not much to look at in terms of size—but its importance to the area is immense. The booming population in the Tysons area needs improved infrastructure, and the Jones Branch Connector—when complete in November 2019—will provide an important new link to S.R. 123 over the Capital Beltway (I-495). The road is expected to carry more than 32,000 vehicles per day by 2040. Crews are getting ready for an interim milestone due on Dec. 12, when at least one full lane of traffic in each direction will be open. The existing Jones Branch Connector is still waitiing to be widened to accommodate four total lanes of traffic, a center median, two 5-ft-wide bike lanes and two 12-ft-wide sidewalks through the entire corridor. The new bridge over the I-495 Express Lanes is complete.

Jones Branch Connector
/everyone-needs-high-quality-concrete
Everyone needs high-quality concrete

Volumetric mixers produce fresh, quality concrete on site by batching and mixing the individual raw materials at the job as needed. See for yourself.

 

Everyone needs high-quality concrete
/loop-202-south-mountain-freeway-project-phoenix
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix

The I-10 portion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is just now starting to grace the Arizona deserts with its presence. The I-10 segment of the project is filled with flyovers, and most are still in the beginning stages of construction. Work on I-10 is expected to provide congestion relief for the 200,000 motorists who use the route on a daily basis. The South Mountain Freeway project is the largest in Arizona history. The public-private partnership is essentially nine projects in one, divided into five segments. When the 22-mile project is complete in late 2019, Connect 202 Partners will be responsible for maintaining the freeway for 30 years.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix
/i-88-reagan-memorial-tollway-project%E2%80%94oak-brook-ill
I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway project—Oak Brook, Ill.

The Illinois Tollway is taking on the task of rebuilding and widening the I-88 Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway between I-290 and York Road in the city of Oak Brook in the Chicago suburbs. The two-year project also includes rebuilding and widening the York Road Bridge, repairing and widening of the I-88 bridges over Roosevelt Road, improvements on the ramps connecting I-88 and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), and noisewall construction adjacent to residential areas. Roads & Bridges visited the site in mid-July when crews were paving westbound lanes on I-88 about 100 yd from York Road. The hope is to have the current phase complete before Thanksgiving. Traffic will shift and work will begin on the eastbound lanes in early 2019. 

I-88 Reagan Memorial Tollway project—Oak Brook, Ill.
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I-696 reconstruction and repair, Macomb and Oakland counties, Mich.

Spanning Oakland and Macomb counties, just north of the city of Detroit, I-696 connects the major arteries of I-275 and I-94, and is itself a crucial corridor for the region, carrying an estimated 150,000 vehicles per day. The project limits run from the I-275 interchange in Oakland County to the I-94 interchange in Macomb County—a 28-mile section. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) decided to organize the project with a full closure of one side of I-696 with a full managed detour route for westbound traffic. MDOT's goal is to be able to hand a new I-696 to its drivers by November.

I-696 reconstruction and repair, Macomb and Oakland counties, Mich.

Earthmoving View all 22 items

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New John Deere L-Series wheel loaders

John Deere L-Series wheel loaders provide new levels of control, with exclusive features such as programmable multifunction buttons. And the redesigned cab raises comfort to new heights.

 

New John Deere L-Series wheel loaders
/versatile-affordable-machine-easily-clears-roadside-vegetation
Versatile, affordable machine easily clears roadside vegetation

The Gradall D154 excavator is capable of quickly handling many different maintenance jobs and is priced right for municipal budgets.

Versatile, affordable machine easily clears roadside vegetation
/north-america-c-series-motor-grader-walk-around
North America C Series motor grader walk-around

Available in both standard and all-wheel-drive configurations, the 836C and 856C are designed to maximize grading productivity and performance—all while meeting Tier 4 Final standards with selective catalytic reduction technology. Click here to read more about the new products.

North America C Series motor grader walk-around
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Case introduces PowerBoost, additional backhoe loader enhancements

Case has announced a number of new significant enhancements to its N Series backhoe loaders just in time for 2019. Click here to learn more.

Case introduces PowerBoost, additional backhoe loader enhancements
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ACI Construction adds earthmoving power

ACI Construction added new earthmoving power when it added a Case 2050M dozer to its fleet. It worked in tandem with an excavator and truck on a mountainside residential development to cut in roads and housing pads. Click here for more information on the 2050M. 

ACI Construction adds earthmoving power
/loop-202-south-mountain-freeway-project-phoenix
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix

The I-10 portion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is just now starting to grace the Arizona deserts with its presence. The I-10 segment of the project is filled with flyovers, and most are still in the beginning stages of construction. Work on I-10 is expected to provide congestion relief for the 200,000 motorists who use the route on a daily basis. The South Mountain Freeway project is the largest in Arizona history. The public-private partnership is essentially nine projects in one, divided into five segments. When the 22-mile project is complete in late 2019, Connect 202 Partners will be responsible for maintaining the freeway for 30 years.

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project in Phoenix
/anderson-county-scs-gradall-excavator-does-it-all
Anderson County, S.C.'s Gradall excavator does it all

Priced for government budgets, Discovery Series excavators handle a wide range of drainage, ditching and finishing jobs.

Anderson County, S.C.'s Gradall excavator does it all
/learn-about-how-aci-construction-uses-its-case-cx250d
Learn about how ACI Construction uses its Case CX250D

ACI Construction secured one of the very first Case D Series excavators when the product line was introduced. That machine, the CX250D, is a core piece of the company's earthmoving fleet as it tackles rough terrain building new subdivisions in Utah.

Learn about how ACI Construction uses its Case CX250D

Maintenance View all 28 items

/versatile-affordable-machine-easily-clears-roadside-vegetation
Versatile, affordable machine easily clears roadside vegetation

The Gradall D154 excavator is capable of quickly handling many different maintenance jobs and is priced right for municipal budgets.

Versatile, affordable machine easily clears roadside vegetation
/linn-cove-viaduct-rehabilitation-utilizes-spray-applied-waterproofing
Linn Cove Viaduct rehabilitation utilizes spray-applied waterproofing

The Linn Cove Viaduct rehabilitation project along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., implemented preventive maintenance measures using high-performance, spray-applied waterproofing and an asphalt wear course. The Bridge Preservation spray-applied waterproofing system has a 75-year design life, and bridge decks with waterproofing have longer service life than bare decks.

Linn Cove Viaduct rehabilitation utilizes spray-applied waterproofing
/oklahoma-highway-contractor-uses-vacuum-lifting-speed-pavement-rehab-project
Oklahoma highway contractor uses vacuum lifting to speed pavement rehab project

Duit Construction used Vacuworx RC Series lifters outfitted with the Octapad system to remove deteriorated roadway slabs and replace them with precast panels, which were used until the construction company was ready to pour permanent concrete.

Oklahoma highway contractor uses vacuum lifting to speed pavement rehab project
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How individual plant treatment protects wildlife and pollinators

Individual plant treatment (IPT) not only helps applicators provide effective control of unwanted and invasive non-native species of plants, but also protects important wildlife and pollinators while encouraging the development of native prairie habitats.

How individual plant treatment protects wildlife and pollinators
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Industrial Coating Application eCourse

Learn best practices in safety, process control, surface preparation, coatings application and inspection in this eCourse, which follows the NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS-1 standard.

Industrial Coating Application eCourse
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Permanent pothole solution

Proven permanent pothole solution with direct injection patching through one nozzle. Clean and patch fast with one-man or two-man systems. Resume traffic immediately. 

Permanent pothole solution
/geospray-mortar-system
GeoSpray mortar system

Learn how geopolymers deliver a cost-effective alternative to water management infrastructure rehabilitation for roads and bridges, including culvert relining.

GeoSpray mortar system
/magma-crack-sealer-0
New Magma M-series crack sealer

Easy operation, low emissions and operator-friendly features are all part of the long-standing tradition of Cimline's Magma melter/applicator efficiency for pavement preservation.

New Magma M-series crack sealer

Safety View all 46 items

/3m-advanced-flexible-engineer-grade-sheeting-series-7300
3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300

3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300 features a pre-coated pressure-sensitive adhesive for easy application on a variety of low-energy surfaces like plastic, moderately rough, or porous wood and metal. This sheeting is highly conformable and can be applied using automated application equipment or by hand.

 

3M Advanced Flexible Engineer Grade Sheeting Series 7300
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2019 ATSSA Traffic Expo New Products Rollout

The editors of Roads & Bridges recently attended the 2019 ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa, Fla., where a slew of innovative new safety products were on display at the annual new products rollout.

2019 ATSSA Traffic Expo New Products Rollout
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Sand barrel system passes MASH testing

AASHTO MASH tests supersede NCHRP-350 tests. PSS tested the CrashGard Sand Barrel System to MASH Test Level 3 last spring. CrashGard passed all six tests. In this video, footage is shown from every test. The FHWA issued Eligibility Letter CC-145 for CrashGard in September 2018. Find more information at pss-innovations.com or call 800-662-6338.

 

Sand barrel system passes MASH testing
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Trailer truck mounted attenuator

The TTMA-200 is a MASH Test Level 3 (TL-3) safety device designed to provide safety protection in the event an errant vehicle enters a stationary or mobile work zone.

Trailer truck mounted attenuator
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MSKT program continues to grow

MSKT is the system of choice for MASH-compliant end terminals. RSI works with state agencies and contractors to facilitate installation.

MSKT program continues to grow
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Keeping people safe

The industry-leading products of Avery Dennison have kept people safe in countries all over the world for nearly 100 years. The company's retroreflective sheeting has a clear design philosophy: Keeping drivers' needs at the core. 

Keeping people safe
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Rumble strip handling machine

The RoadQuake Raptor rumble strip handling machine—the latest safety innovation from PSS—transports, deploys, realigns and retrieves RoadQuake 2F temporary portable rumble strips in work zones. In this video, watch how this product works.

Rumble strip handling machine
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Visiting the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse site in Sweetwater, Fla.

Roads & Bridges visited the site of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in Sweetwater, Fla., back in March to observe the progress of the NTSB investigation as well as to survey the mood in light of the collapse around the FIU campus.

Visiting the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse site in Sweetwater, Fla.

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2019 ATSSA Traffic Expo New Products Rollout

The editors of Roads & Bridges recently attended the 2019 ATSSA Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa, Fla., where a slew of innovative new safety products were on display at the annual new products rollout.

2019 ATSSA Traffic Expo New Products Rollout
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Mega-ton girder placement over La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego

On Friday, Feb. 8, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) crews closed La Jolla Village Drive to thru traffic at Genesee Avenue in the University City area to set 60-ft-long concrete girders, or beams, to construct the elevated guideway for the future Mid-Coast Trolley. Crews hoisted the 95-ton precast girders using a crane and set the girders on the columns that were built at the intersection. The girders were trucked from Riverside on special industrial trucks built to withstand extra-heavy loads. Over the next several days the concrete continued hardening and gaining strength. Last week, high-strength steel cables were installed and tensioned inside the beams, allowing support towers in the intersection to be removed and the intersection to be opened by the morning of Friday, Feb. 15. The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend Blue Line Trolley service from Old Town north to the University City community. Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021.

Mega-ton girder placement over La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego
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Visiting the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse site in Sweetwater, Fla.

Roads & Bridges visited the site of the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse in Sweetwater, Fla., back in March to observe the progress of the NTSB investigation as well as to survey the mood in light of the collapse around the FIU campus.

Visiting the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse site in Sweetwater, Fla.
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I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project—Orlando, Fla.

The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is a P3 effort involving reconstruction and expansion of a 21-mile stretch of I-4 that moves into the heart of Orlando, Fla. Work on the project began in 2015, and the project limits run between Orange County and Seminole County. Due to the scope of the project, crews had to follow a strict traffic management and safety protocol policy in order to keep both traffic flowing during construction and minimize traffic- and work-related incidents. At the time of Roads & Bridges' visit to the I-4 worksite, the Grand National Drive Overpass was open to traffic and crews were preparing to close up the summer season. 

I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project—Orlando, Fla.
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Video: Illinois uses 3-D laser scanners

Several Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) districts have recently begun using a 3-D laser scanner in construction and surveying operations. IDOT began a research implementation project several years ago where the technology was a viable solution for IDOT crews. The implementation stage of the project is studying the benefits that a 3-D intersection provides in the area of worker safety. The technology provides a 3-D graphical image of the intersection. Eventually, the agency hopes that all IDOT districts will have a 3-D laser scanner to use for construction and design purposes.

Video: Illinois uses 3-D laser scanners
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VIDEO: ATSSA 2017 products

Roads & Bridges magazine paid a visit to the ATSSA 2017 Traffic Expo in February. We highlighted some of the products showcased this year from 3M, Gregory Highway Products, Pexco, Plastic Safety Systems, Rhino Tool and Road Systems Inc.

 

ATSSA also hosted the New Products Showcase, where a series of dynamic new contributions to the world of transportation safety was unveiled. 

 

The full video can be viewed here.

VIDEO: ATSSA 2017 products
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VIDEO: Ohio River Bridges project—traffic and safety improvements

Construction crews on the Ohio River Bridges Project Downtown Crossing are working to change the landscape of downtown Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana. The addition of lanes and the reduction of conflict points on the project are helping to improve traffic flow and safety. 

VIDEO: Ohio River Bridges project—traffic and safety improvements
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VIDEO: Jane Byrne Interchange traffic management and operations update 2016

The Jane Byrne Interchange is the confluence of I-90, I-290, and Congress Parkway. With more than 400,000 vehicles traveling through the interchange daily and more than 900 crashes annually, it rates as one of the worst bottlenecks in the country. Among the project's major challenges has been maintaining a comprehensive traffic management plan amidst persistently heavy traffic. 

VIDEO: Jane Byrne Interchange traffic management and operations update 2016
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