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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

Beyond Traffic 2045

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Beyond Traffic 2045

Beyond Traffic 2045 is U.S. DOT’s most comprehensive assessment of current and future conditions in decades—it is a call to action. After years of chronic underinvestment and policy choices that, in some cases, have actually worked at cross purposes with the broader economic and social goals held by most Americans, now is the time for a report like this one to be read, understood, considered—and used, to breathe new life into funding and policy discussions at all levels.

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WSDOT: Building a Highway Underneath Seattle

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
WSDOT: Building a Highway Underneath Seattle

With a time-lapse camera mounted 54-feet high, you almost get a bird’s-eye view of work inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. As the tunneling machine Bertha builds the tunnel, road crews are right behind – building the foundations, walls and the top deck of the double-deck highway drivers will travel on when the tunnel opens. Take a look.

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Michigan: 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
EXHIBIT 1. Michigan’s Infrastructure Through the Years

Infrastructure is the foundation of Michigan’s modern economy and quality of life. When most people hear the term “infrastructure,” they often think of roads or bridges; however, these assets are just pieces of a larger, more complex picture that includes water and sewer systems, drains and stormwater systems, broadband and communication systems, and electricity and natural gas networks…Michigan’s infrastructure is aging, and maintenance has been deferred for decades, leaving us in a state of disrepair. Failing infrastructure interrupts daily life, slows commerce, jeopardizes public health, pollutes the environment, and damages quality of life.

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Arizona Highway Safety Corridors

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Arizona Highway Safety Corridors

Safety Corridors are highway segments that have more crashes, injuries and deaths than would ordinarily be expected.

The Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will implement four Safety Corridors in Arizona, aiming to reduce crashes, severe injuries and traffic fatalities.

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The State of Freight II: Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Dedicated Federal freight funding now flows to all states on an annual basis. Every state is expected to have a state freight plan completed by December 2017.

The State of Freight II provides a snapshot of where states are collectively in developing state freight plans and a baseline on what future projected investments are needed to build out the nation’s 21st century freight network. The State of Freight II reports on how states are already funding freight-specific investments through state dedicated or discretionary funding, and how these funding sources can potentially work with Federal freight investments.

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Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Figure 2-1. ATC-20 building evaluation flowchart.

Not only is the highway network relied upon to transport people, but it is also the economic lifeline of the affected region facilitating the movement of emergency supplies and services. Restoring power, supplying fuel, transporting injured residents, and providing food stocks can be just a few of the critical needs of a region affected by a catastrophic event.

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Jefferson County, CO: Improving the WestConnect Corridor

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Jefferson County, CO: Improving the WestConnect Corridor

This video offers an overview of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s study of the WestConnect corridor in metro Denver. Find out why the study is being undertaken, and what CDOT, the state of Colorado and the region’s visitors have to gain from an improved WestConnect corridor.

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Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to make our Roads Smoother

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
TRIP - Highest share of major roads in poor condition

Keeping the wheel steady on America’s roads and highways has become increasingly challenging as drivers encounter potholes and pavement deterioration. Nearly one-third of the nation’s major urban roadways – highways and major streets that are the main routes for commuters and commerce – are in poor condition. These critical links in the nation’s transportation system carry 70 percent of the approximately 3.1 trillion miles driven annually in America.

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Nevada Transportation By the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Nevada - average cost per driver in the state’s largest urban areas and statewide

An inadequate transportation system costs Nevada motorists a total of $3.2 billion every year in the form of additional vehicle operating costs (VOC), congestion-related delays and traffic crashes.

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Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

The barrels are gone, all lanes are open, and The Point project on I-15 is now officially complete. This two-year, $215 million project widened I-15 to six lanes in each direction between 12300 South in Draper and S.R. 92 in Lehi, a distance of approximately seven miles.

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