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  • Protected intersections

    What happens when a cyclist in a bicycle lane reaches an intersection? The solution is a design that continues the protected bike lane with improved sightlines that guides everyone through seamlessly.

  • 2016 Triad Award winner: Interstate-80 Rehabilitation in Utah

    The winning 2016 Triad Award project combines durability, sustainability, and innovation to keep drivers safe in Utah’s Silver Creek Canyon.

  • Concrete protection and preservation using penetrating sealers

    How to write an apples-to-apples specification for silane penetrating sealers.

  • Water- or solvent-borne silane?

    When introduced in the 1970s, penetrating sealer formulations were 100% silane. Silanes in and of themselves are not a volatile organic compound (VOC), but they contain VOCs. For example, a 100% silane formulation contains about 350 grams/liter.

  • Dredging up savings

    A county's one-department approach to problem-solving saves resources by taking advantage of an asset taxpayers already own.

  • Tinted road salt could mean happier residents

    From visibility to efficacy, municipalities opt for salt additives to improve winter road treatments.

  • Alternative fuel tank saves money

    Lower emissions and cost savings of alternative fuels are intriguing, but those benefits must be balanced with the need for day-to-day operational efficiency. A new propane autogas fuel tank helps public fleets achieve both.

  • Public Works 2016 Salary Survey: As good as it gets?

    Public works professionals are finally receiving raises. Yet many say the increases don’t make up for paychecks weakened by multiyear salary freezes and rising benefits costs.

  • Winning over co-workers and the public

    Public works is one of the few careers that requires emotional intelligence as well as technical expertise. Six young professionals and a veteran explain how to win over coworkers and the public.

  • Dump trucks safely evacuate material in beds

    An Illinois township is getting work done faster with less harm to workers and plow trucks with dump beds that unload every last scrap of material.