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Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

Market report: Bridges good, pavement not so good

American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist and Policy VP Alison Premo Black said the bridge market is "showing some surprising strength," and new Q1 numbers suggest it will be an ongoing strength. Black was speaking at the ARTBA ...

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California researchers promote new pavements to cool cities

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

California researchers promote new pavements to cool cities

In an effort to combat the sunlight absorption and heat radiation resulting from the typical black asphalt pavement, researchers at the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley Lab are showcasing some cooler alternatives, according to Fast Company. The Heat Island Group, part ...

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Talbert Manufacturing introduces 50CC/RP hybrid trailer

Better Roads Staff - Mar 23, 2012

Talbert Manufacturing introduces 50CC/RP hybrid trailer

Talbert Manufacturing, a leader in the specialty-built trailer and transport system industry, launches its 50CC/RP Hybrid Trailer. Combining the benefits of a close couple lowbed design with a roller paver model, the 50CC/RP offers a longer loading incline and best-in-class lift ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Dec 04, 2011

The Greening of America's Highways Words like sustainability, carbon footprint and environmental stewardship have dominated the construction industry for the past half-decade, driving some highway engineers to protest the buzz and beg their information sources to go back to covering advances ...

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Chicago's Lake Shore Drive pavement buckles in heat

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 06, 2010

The Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire reports that Lake Shore Drive on the Near South Side of Chicago buckled about 6 p.m. Monday because of heat, Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Bobby Ware. The buckling of the road occurred at 1900 South ...

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Roll up the pavement: Gravel is making a comeback

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2010

Ever since the invention of the automobile, paved roads have meant progress. Now some cash-strapped towns and counties are finding progress too expensive, and they are tearing up battered roads and putting down gravel. The high price of pavement and the ...

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Glass is the new pavement

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 02, 2009

Those empty glass jars spaghetti sauce and bottles wine typically put in our recycle bins are getting a second life as a porous pavement system.   Although it hasn't yet been indicated for highways, the porous pavement system--sold under the name FilterPave--used 100-percent post-consumer ...

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Featured Articles: The Power of Milling

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2009

Featured Articles: The Power of Milling

 With a struggling economy gripping virtually every country in the world, there is a greater need than ever for a good pavement management program. Milling is a vital option. Transportation agencies have a variety of tools available for routine and ...

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Cutler Paving Recycles Existing Asphalt Pavements

Better Roads Staff - Sep 29, 2009

Cutler Paving, Inc. recycles existing asphalt pavements in a single pass, utilizing its own hot in-place recycling equipment that applies the virgin-wearing course over the recycled layer. The machine applies heat to soften the existing pavement, scarifies the softened pavement ...

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Crack Management

Better Roads Staff - Aug 01, 2009

A guide to understanding crack types, their causes and how to handle them. Cracking is the bane of pavements, whether of asphaltic concrete or portland cement concrete. Asphalt pavement can crack from the top down and from the bottom up. It ...

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