Streets & Highways

  • Terex Bid-Well paver

    A wide variety of options make the 3600 paver one of the most flexible machines on the market.

     
  • This is America’s Oldest Concrete Street

    The public works department in a small Ohio town is having a very busy week. The caretakers of the nation’s first “artificial stone” street are hosting concrete enthusiasts eager to celebrate a public asset installed 17 years after Custer’s last stand.

     
  • This is America’s Oldest Concrete Street

    The public works department in a small Ohio town is having a very busy week. The caretakers of the nation’s first “artificial stone” street are hosting concrete enthusiasts eager to celebrate a public asset installed 17 years after Custer’s last stand.

     
  • How a Tennessee City Keeps Cyclists Safe

    In 2013, 743 bicyclists were killed and 48,000 injured on city streets, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This little device could lower those statistics.

     
  • Electric tank-heating options from Process Heating Company

    PHCo’s electric Lo-Density Unitized Asphalt Storage Tank Heaters, Hot-oil Circulation Heaters, Drop-in Underground Tank Heaters and Rigid Tubular Drywell Distributor Truck Tank Heaters offer asphalt producers, contractors and municipalities 100% energy efficient heating.

     
  • Thin Is In in More Ways Than One

    As you read this, I'm at World of Asphalt in Nashville. A lot of educational sessions teach contractors how to help public customers (that's you) squeeze as much life as possible out of pavement. But I'm confused, and wonder if you have an answer.

     
  • Suicidal Deer sign saves lives

    Unusual road sign saves lives and cuts down of vehicle-deer collisions in a small central Illinois town.

     
  • Ever Heard of Cement-Treated Asphalt Base?

    If not, today's your lucky day. Read on to learn how the Utah DOT won this year's Triad Award, sponsored by Public Works, with an innovative way of recycling asphalt pavement.

     
  • Secrets of Municipal Pavement Champs

    Each dollar spent on keeping pavement in good to fair condition keeps street department from spending $4 to $5 on rehabilitation or reconstruction. That's a formula this award-winning California city knows well.

     
  • Asset data illuminates the road to recovery

    In 2005, hurricanes devastated Louisiana’s roads. Armed with a quality-driven approach to asset management, engineers used recovery efforts to meet federal reporting requirements.

     
  • Product Focus: Paving and Road Construction Equipment

    The April issue of Public Works focused on paving and road construction equipment.

     
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff designing segment of I-4 in Florida

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a contract to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the reconstruction and widening of a nine-mile segment of I-4 in Seminole County.

     
  • State Awards Major Highway Expansion

    Work on I-75 improvements in Florida continues with a 16-mile project spanning Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

     
  • Congress Plays ‘Kick the Can’ with U.S. Highways

    Congress continues to run out of options to fund the Highway Trust Fund Bill.

     
  • New Specifications for Structural Supports on Highway Signs, Lighting, and Traffic Signals

    The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released new design specifications, LRFD Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, first edition, developed by the AASHTO Highways Subcommittee on Bridges and...

     
  • How to install a protected bike lane in 5 months

    When Pittsburgh's mayor announced he wanted 1.5 miles of bidirectional bike lanes installed in time for a national conference on alternative modes of transportation, Public Works made it happen.

     
  • Boston's Sumner Tunnel: Parsons Brinckerhoff to design rehabilitation plan

    The rehabilitation plan for the tunnel entails complete removal and replacement of all architectural finish components, wall panels and supports, ceiling panels, and the roadway slab.

     
  • DOTs honored for long-life asphalt roads

    The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Perpetual Pavement Awards.

     
  • There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

    For those of you who aren’t county engineers experiencing the consequences daily, oil and gas drilling equipment is extremely hard on rural roads. Now, according to a fascinating New Yorker article, pavement (and other stuff) is being damaged by another energy-industry practice.

     
  • Small town makes big impact

    For the first time in their history, Morristown, Vermont's highway road crew took on a road reconstruction project and saved taxpayers money by doing most of the work themselves.

     
 
 
 
 

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