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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Lattatudes

Words and Laws   By John Latta, Editor-in-Chief You know Parkinson’s Law and you know people who live it. Cyril Northcote Parkinson, a 20th Century British civil servant (bureaucrat), naval historian and satirist famously wrote, after a lot of observation and experience, that “work ...

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Crash Rated PARAGLAS SOUNDSTOP TL4 system

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2012

Crash Rated PARAGLAS SOUNDSTOP TL4 system

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Approved Noise Barrier System For Bridges and Highway Overpasses Evonik Cyro LLC announces the application of the PARAGLAS SOUNDSTOP TL4 System as part of highway projects in Florida, California, British Columbia, Ohio, Tennessee, and New Jersey. The ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2012

RoadScience

A Concrete Solution: Admixtures Change PCC Performance By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Portland cement concrete (PCC) is the most widely used structural material in transportation infrastructure, and it’s widely used for pavements as well. But the control of freshly mixed PCC properties is ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Dec 02, 2011

Road Science

Speeding Up Time The multiple values of accelerated bridge replacement The cost of user delays in an era of unbridled traffic congestion is driving today’s fast-paced bridge erection technology, and it’s being encouraged by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in partnership with ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Highway Contractor

Good Results in Bad Times Pavement preservation expert Larry Galehouse talks about tools and strategies that make sense for surviving the Great Recession By Kirk Landers "In times like these, the pavement manager’s most basic strategy is to keep sound pavements sound and ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Lattatudes

Wrestling with PPPs By John Latta Britain’s premier war hero, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, victor of the Battle of Trafalgar, lost an eye in battle early in his career. Years later, he put a telescope to his blind eye, mid-battle, and reported ...

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Federal highway officials hold workshop to help Virginia, North Carolina small businesses compete for government contracts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 19, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hosted a workshop in Portsmouth on Aug. 18 to help small businesses compete for federal highway contracts and engage more minorities and women in construction careers. More than 145 area businesses took ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Highway Contractor

Warm Mix Asphalt Rolls into Place Technologies taking form under the watchful eyes of the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Federal Highway Administration By Mike Anderson There is little doubt that even the most staid and traditional of road agencies and contractors ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

What I Didn’t Learn from a Mustang, Corvette and a Mini Cooper S By Kirk Landers America was just emerging from the oil-embargo recessions of the ‘70s when Ford ended a long, miserable period of automobile engineering by introducing several stunning new ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Building Better Roads from the Ground Up A strong foundation is the key to a strong pavement structure By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor A pavement is only as strong as its foundation. Without an adequate base or foundation, a road simply cannot stand ...

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LaHood awards $6.5 million to ease truck parking shortages in Michigan, Minnesota

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 04, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $4,480,000 to Michigan's I-94 Truck Parking and Information Management System and $2,049,940 to Minnesota's Comprehensive System for Assessing Truck Parking Availability. Both systems will deliver real-time information on parking availability through ...

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Highway traffic highest level since 2007

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 03, 2011

Americans drove 3 trillion miles in 2010, the most vehicle miles traveled since 2007 and the third-highest ever recorded, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on March 2. The increase in traffic volume comes as the U.S. in 2009 posted its ...

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