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with Michelle S. Ohmes
Ideas & Opinions
From "SUSTAINABILITY'S NOTHING NEW FOR PUBLIC WORKS"
It's all in a day's work when your job is a constant exercise in juggling resources.
Click here to read the application that Shoreview, Minn., Public Works Director Mark Maloney submitted for an American Public Works Association Project of the Year award.
"Designing pervious — A Minnesota city eschews storm drains for pervious streets," PUBLIC WORKS, August 2010
FROM "PROJECT FAIL-SAFE"
- How to develop an intelligent transportation network.
Rick Staigle presented the below white paper at ITS America 2010, held in Houston, and at ITS World 2010, held in South Korea.
- Presentation: http://www.trafficengineers.com/three-tier-wireless_2010-its-world-presentation.pdf
Snow & Ice Control
FROM "POST PRESERVATION"
- Prepare now for trouble-free response next winter.
- Utility machine with snowblowing attachment keeps 12 miles of asphalt trail clear during winter
- Five steps to successful snow-removal contracting
FROM "AVOID FULL RECONSTRUCTION WITH ULTRA-THIN WHITETOPPING"
Mill-and-overlay alternative adds a decade of service life to industrial park streets and saves a Chicago suburb almost $11 million.
Affordable rehab for asphalt roads
In the Chicago suburb of Lombard, Ill., a $2.3 million ultra-thin whitetopping project is underway in a high-traffic, 30-year-old industrial park. Consisting of a 4-inch fiber-reinforced concrete overlay of a 4-inch asphalt base, it's one of the few urban settings in the Midwest where you'll find this latest rehabilitation option. But Civil Engineer Ray Schwab says it's worth it. He expects to extend the pavement life by more than 15 years.
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