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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 26, 2013

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking ...

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement...

Posted by Contributed on Nov 15, 2013

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their ...

Demolition of old Bay Bridge will be a delicate exercise

Demolition of old Bay Bridge will be a delicate...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 14, 2013

Calling the old Bay Bridge "the world's largest armed bow and arrow," Caltrans bridge engineer Brian Maroney told the Contra Costa ...

Caltrans wins Pavement Pioneer Award for Perpetual Pavement projects

Caltrans wins Pavement Pioneer Award for Perpetual...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Oct 31, 2013

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has received a national Pavement Pioneer Award for the long-life asphalt pavement projects recently ...

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Posted by Contributed on Oct 07, 2013

Caltrans Senior Engineer Sean Shepard (I-5 Red Bluff job) and Caltrans Resident Engineer John Bailey (I-5 Weed job) share lessons ...

AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest winners

AASHTO announces Faces of Transportation photo contest...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 27, 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced Thursday that two photos of workers at the San ...

Top 10 finalists selected for America’s Transportation Awards

Top 10 finalists selected for America’s...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 04, 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have selected 10 ...

Six projects receive western regional America’s Transportation Awards

Six projects receive western regional America’s...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Aug 06, 2013

Six transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual western regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the ...

PHOTOS: Engineers suspended on ropes inspect bridges

PHOTOS: Engineers suspended on ropes inspect bridges

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 31, 2013

Last year, Better Roads featured a story about engineers who inspect bridges by climbing the structures and using ropes to ...

San Francisco-Oakland: Troubled bridge over water

San Francisco-Oakland: Troubled bridge over water

Posted by John Latta on May 22, 2013

Closing in on an end-of-summer opening, the $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is getting set for ...

Road Science

Road Science

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 01, 2012

Pre-Measure Your Carbon Footprint   Calculators help predict the environmental impact of roadbuilding projects     By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   New tools keep appearing to ...

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 12, 2012

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers ...

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