Streets & Sidewalks

  • America: one big pothole

    A former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman took Washington to task for not spending money on the nation’s infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, America would not be the great country that it is,” said Ray LaHood.

     
  • No environmental permitting necessary!

    The most recent highway bill directed U.S. DOT to list projects that don’t require full National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. These new categorical exclusions (CEs)  offer excellent partnering opportunities for highway and rail projects.

     
  • Could scrap rubber improve roads in cold climates?

    Many transportation departments add rubber from old tires to asphalt mixes. Once confined to DOTs in warmer climates like the Southwest, the process is now being tested in Michigan.

     
  • It’s down to the wire for 25 public works projects

    The North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum has narrowed a list of 400 projects worth $370 billion to these contenders for 2014 Project of the Year. Last year’s was the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor.

     
  • Warm-mix asphalt or concrete?

    Warm-mix asphalt may be cheaper initially, but concrete wins on life-cycle costs. According to the Portland Cement Association, that is.

     
  • City pilots temporary sidewalk widening

    The Washington, D.C., Georgetown neighborhood is home to three colleges, so imagine the pedestrian traffic during Parents and Family weekends. To alleviate congestion, 16 extra feet of walkway is temporarily added along commercial streets.

     
  • Earn 2.5 continuing ed credit on Oct. 27

    Ohio DOT Pavement Specialist Craig Landefeld, PE, is among the experts who’ll discuss proper alignment and location of dowels in concrete pavement. Course is designed for engineers, construction managers, project managers, and inspectors involved in placement and/or retrofit.

     
  • FREE asphalt pavement design tool

    AASHTO guidelines are simplified so roadways and parking lots can be scoped using basic design parameters and traffic data.

     
  • WEBINAR: Internal Curing of Concrete Pavements

    Learn how to both increase productivity on the grade and extend the life of finished pavements.

     
  • Is this the future of green transportation?

    In London and Los Angeles, these innovative transit projects could create more environmentally sustainable methods of moving people and goods.

     
  • State finally gets design-build law right

    California passed a law allowing projects to be delivered via design-build more than 20 years ago, then kept tweaking it until no one was sure exactly what was allowed and by whom. A new law clarifies all that.

     
  • FREE winter weather forecast

    Should your public works department be preparing for another polar vortex? Find out by attending this free webinar on Oct. 15.

     
  • Buyers beware: Road salt prices are way up

    Communities report prices for the winter-operations necessity are almost 50% higher.

     
  • Stanley Consultants selected to design new interchange for Elgin O’Hare Western Access project

    The Illinois Tollway has selected Stanley Consultants to design a new interchange as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project to connect two new tollways and provide western access to O’Hare International Airport.

     
  • Webinar: Improved Sustainability and Performance with High RAP and RAS Usage

    The use of recycled asphalt materials in the form of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) has been a standard practice in the U.S. for over 40 years. Webinar date: September 25th.

     
  • Pavement engineers: get 2 hours of continuing education credit

    On Sept. 4, the American Concrete Pavement Association and Concrete Pavement Technology Center launch the first of webinars sponsored by FHWA. Government employee discount.

     
  • Increase the durability of concrete roads

    Aug. 28 American Concrete Paving Association webinar addresses new device for testing air entrainment, a process that increases resistance to freeze-thaw cycles.

     
  • Treasurer's Office announces winner of parking technology field test

    The City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office is pleased to announce that Xerox and Parkmobile have been selected to upgrade parking meter technology in the City of St. Louis.

     
  • Highway Trust Fund Crisis

    Fifty-three years ago, President John F. Kennedy saw a threat to the nation's future economic growth and security and grabbed the reins of leadership.

     
  • FREE recycled-pavement webinar

    Earn 1.5 continuing education hours from this Sept. 25 presentation on reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS).

     
 
 
 
 

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