Streets & Highways

  • Congress will do ANYTHING to not raise the gas tax

    With federal highway funding expiring May 31, seems just about everyone in Washington’s got a formula to replace the gas tax. Could any of these four proposals actually work?

     
  • Roller-compacted concrete has come a long way

    Roller-compacted concrete continues to ascend from a niche product to the paving mainstream.

     
  • Township is first in Pennsylvania to use RCC

    Roller-compacted concrete, which has been used for many years in other states, is just making inroads into Pennsylvania.

     
  • Free concrete pavement training

    The American Concrete Pavement Association has launched two online courses and a Wikipedia-like website covering anything and everything related to concrete pavement.

     
  • Tinted Road Salt Could Mean Happier Residents

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

     
  • Grade changes threaten road project deadline

    Small changes on big projects can lead to a great deal of extra work. This was the case when an unexpected grade change was required to correct drainage issues.

     
  • Infrastructure then and now

    From Roman roads to the Panama Canal through the New Deal programs of the 1930s, infrastructure has, and always will, define great civilizations.

     
  • Now Available: Pervious Concrete Maintenance Guide

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released a newly revised Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide.

     
  • Save $65 on an expert panel discussion: Feb. 5

    We invite you to meet the winners of an annual award honoring publicly owned projects at a luncheon on Thurs., Feb. 5, in Las Vegas. This year’s Triad Award recipients demonstrate innovative use of portland limestone cement (PLC).

     
  • DOT awards five-year on-call contract

    Under the agreement, local public agencies may award task orders for a wide range of road-related engineering services including design, computer modeling, and analytics.

     
  • City reports 30% road salt use reduction

    Lowell, the fourth-largest city in Massachusetts attributes the historic salt savings to Cirus SpreadSmart Rx spreader controls installed on its snowplow trucks—and anticipates more savings this winter.

     
  • Pilot concrete project makes roads safer, more attractive

    For the first time, colored concrete safety barriers are ensuring safety on German roads–and enhancing their visual appeal, too.

     
  • Warm-mix asphalt use up 533% since 2009

    This survey compiled data from 249 producers and 38 state pavement associations. Results include state-by-state breakdowns.

     
  • How FHWA spends its money

    According to the General Accountability Office, most Federal Highway Administration funding goes toward improving roads and bridges (64%). That doesn't leave a lot for the many activities required to plan and build safe roadways, particularly if they're also going to be used by bicyclists and...

     
  • Nov. 20 webinar: basics of asphalt mix design

    Earn 2 professional development hours (PDHs) by completing a post-webinar test.

     
  • Calculate proper pavement thickness with free online tool

    PaveXpress recalibrates AASHTO design guidelines so engineers don’t specify asphalt pavement that’s thicker than it needs to be.

     
  • Building a memory that lasts

    Parks department overhauls one of the nation’s largest war memorials.

     
  • Greenroads awards first non-U.S. project

    A $1.26 billion project that’s part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway Program is the first outside the U.S. to achieve Greenroads certification.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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