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Strategizing for Safety

Contributed - Aug 06, 2014

Strategizing for Safety

How the construction team for Minnesota’s Highway 23 Paynesville Bypass completed this project ahead of schedule despite truncated work season.   As with many of the older roadways in the United States, increased traffic has made them congested and ultimately unsafe. Minnesota ...

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Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Better Roads Staff - Nov 06, 2013

Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Processing and storage makes reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled concrete aggregate useful as aggregate.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   In the past two decades, reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) have taken their places among materials commonly used for ...

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Loss of Cover

Better Roads Staff - Jul 05, 2013

Loss of Cover

Decoding the secrets of asphalt stripping and raveling   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor     Raveling describes the loss of aggregate from the driving surface of a bituminous concrete pavement. Loss of aggregate through raveling encourages pothole formation and cracking, which can introduce water ...

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Integrating Roadside Vegetation and Erosion Control

Better Roads Staff - Mar 06, 2013

Integrating Roadside Vegetation and Erosion Control

Safety and the mowing-herbicide-beautification-erosion control-culvert maintenance mix   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor     Integrated roadside management programs are being adopted at state and county road agencies because they combine the multiple missions of vegetation management, roadside beautification, motorist safety, erosion control and roadway ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Mar 20, 2012

Lattatudes

"Mud, rain and malaria be damned." We once built a road through Burma’s monsoons and mud, malarial mosquitoes, dense jungles and enemy fire, and some of the most hostile terrain road builders ever faced. I found a reference to it recently and ...

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Graniterock launches free construction calculator iPhone App Version 2.0

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 16, 2011

Graniterock has released a new mobile application -- i.e. app -- allowing Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users to access a broad range of construction materials calculators. The free app, Graniterock Construction Calculator is part of the company’s effort to make ...

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Petrocon launches national tire program for its members

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 11, 2011

Petrocon Corp. has launched a national tire program to its members. In the first month of introduction, nearly 200 members enrolled into the program, by a world’s top tire producer.  With the program, Petrocon members become part of a 24/7, emergency ...

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ACI presenting Florida Concrete & Products Association with Distinguished Achievement Award

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2011

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will present its Distinguished Achievement Award to the Florida Concrete & Products Association (FC&PA) at the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. During the convention’s opening session on Sunday, April 3, at 5:15 p.m., the ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

RoadScience

The Preservation Curve High-tech materials, mobile equipment can keep potholed, cracked pavements in use longer. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Potholed, cracked or delaminated pavements are so common that they can be easily overlooked. That’s until driver complaints spur reaction, or until it ...

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Highway Equipment Company selling Flow Boy line, name

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2010

Highway Equipment Company (HECO) plans to sell its Flow Boy trade name and product line of asphalt, aggregate, and concrete live bottom trailers. The company says its selling Flow Boy will allow it to focus on its core Hi-Way road maintenance equipment ...

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CalCIMA calls for conference papers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2010

Paper proposals related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready mixed concrete, cement and asphalt industries for the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)2010 Education Conference are are being accepted. Proposals are being accepted in all segments of the industry; aggregate ...

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New ASTM standard proposed for RAP highways base, sub-base

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 24, 2010

A new ASTM standard is being proposed for recycled asphalt pavement materials for base and sub-base for highways and airports. The proposed standard (WK26824) -- New Specification for Standard Specifications for Recycled Asphalt Pavement Materials for Base or Subbase for Highway ...

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