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2014 Bridge Inventory Online Exclusive: How the 2014 numbers compare to 2013 numbers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2014

2014 Bridge Inventory Online Exclusive: How the 2014 numbers compare to 2013 numbers

Better Roads published its 2014 Annual Bridge Inventory in the November 2014 print edition. (The digital edition will be uploaded soon so keep checking back for it at www.BetterRoads.com. For a downloadadble PDF of the print version, click here.) Funding remains the No. 1 ...

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Asphalt pavement mixes are greener, more sustainable than ever

Brian Ethridge - Oct 22, 2014

Asphalt pavement mixes are greener, more sustainable than ever

Asphalt pavement mixes are more sustainable than ever thanks to the increased use of recycled materials and energy-saving warm-mix technologies. According to a survey of asphalt mix producers conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in partnership with the Federal ...

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Bad roads cost Massachusetts drivers $8.3 billion a year

Brian Ethridge - Oct 21, 2014

Bad roads cost Massachusetts drivers $8.3 billion a year

Deficient and congested roads and bridges ends up costing Massachusetts drivers a total of $8.3 billion statewide annually, and as much as 1,900 per driver according to the latest TRIP report. Drivers end up paying so much money annually due to several reasons ...

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ADA Angst over pavement preservation

Tom Kuennen - Oct 09, 2014

ADA Angst over pavement preservation

Pavement preservation stakeholders in the United States are concerned that a reinterpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act last year by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will lead to disruption of low-cost pavement ...

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Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

Are flying robots the future of road construction?

Centuries ago some people thought the world would be taken over by robots and flying cars by now. They may not have been 100 percent correct, but they weren't completely wrong either. When it comes to highway and bridge construction, ...

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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Staff Report - Sep 02, 2014

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General. The agency also hasn’t ...

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Turn Around! FDOT seeking ways to alert wrong-way drivers

Brian Ethridge - Aug 25, 2014

Turn Around! FDOT seeking ways to alert wrong-way drivers

Since 2012 there have been four deaths resulting from drivers going the wrong way in Interstate 275 in Tampa. Since that's four too many, the Florida Department of Transportation has began to look for new way to alert wrong-way drivers. Kris ...

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FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 11, 2014

FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Imagine clearing the roads in the thick of winter. The weather produces whiteout conditions and there is no visibility, yet your crew is able to safely remove snow and allow people, goods and services to begin moving again. That may soon ...

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DOT continues to project Highway Trust Fund shortfall in August

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2014

DOT continues to project Highway Trust Fund shortfall in August

The U.S. Department of Transportation maintains its projection that the Highway Trust Fund will shortfall in August, according to the latest update of the agency’s Highway Trust Fund Ticker. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Ticker in January. It is designed ...

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How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

How Nevada maintains the lowest number of deficient bridges in the U.S.

Nevada has the lowest number of deficient bridges in the nation, according to recent Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The data show that the state has a mere 36 deficient bridges, while most other states maintain hundreds or thousands of deficient ...

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Geosynthetics speed construction

Better Roads Staff - May 01, 2014

Geosynthetics speed construction

Geosynthetics Speed Construction While Enhancing Pavement Performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows highways, roads and bridges to be built faster, cheaper and longer lasting. Some geosynthetics enhance pavement longevity by separating good materials from bad. Some promote water flow ...

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ARTBA: VMTs are rebounding

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 24, 2014

ARTBA: VMTs are rebounding

Vehicle miles traveled (VMTs) are on the rise, despite reports that American’s are driving less, according to a memo the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) released Friday. ARTBA points to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data that show U.S. VMTs ...

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