Streets & Highways

  • 3 Old School Concrete Pavement Processes that Could Beat Asphalt

    Thanks to some high-tech updates, what's old is new again. These old-school practices are giving asphalt a run for its money.

     
  • 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.

     
  • City made $8M 'entrapping' drivers with red-light cameras

    So far this year, Chicago has issued 77,000 tickets for red-light violations caused, say irate drivers, by laughingly brief yellow lights. The mayor says the city will refund the money, but $8 million is a lot of revenue to let go of.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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