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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

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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AASHTO Transportation TV: New Committee to Study Highway Safety

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
AASHTO Transportation TV: New Committee to Study Highway Safety

Americans take 300 million trips on the U.S. Interstate System every day. Getting where we want to go requires a network of reliable roads and bridges and that takes money. How much money is America spending to maintain and operate the US Interstate System safely? Are we investing enough to keep up with America’s growing population? Those are just two of the critical questions Congress wants a new committee to answer.

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22nd Annual Highway Report: The Performance of State Highway Systems

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Figure ES1: Trends in U.S. State Highway Performance, 1998–2013*

Reason Foundation’s 22nd Annual Highway Report tracks the performance of the 50 state-owned highway systems. States are ranked in 11 categories including Interstate and rural primary road pavement conditions, deficient bridges, traffic congestion, fatality rates, unsafe narrow rural arterial lanes, capital costs per mile, administrative costs per mile, maintenance costs per mile and total highway expenditures per mile.

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Oklahoma DOT: Breakaway Signs for Roadway Safety

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Oklahoma DOT: Breakaway Signs for Roadway Safety

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation follows the federal highway administration’s requirement to install traffic posts or poles that are designed to break away when a vehicle hits it; therefore reducing vehicle damage and most importantly protecting the driver from potential injury.

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A Fork in the Road? The Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure in the City and County of Milwaukee

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Milwaukee, WI: Snapshot: Fiscal Outlook for Transportation Infrastructure Needs

While citizens have varying views and expectations regarding the role and responsibilities of local governments, most would agree that providing, maintaining, and updating public infrastructure is a fundamental governmental responsibility. On the local level, that responsibility extends from streets and buses, to sewer and water systems, to fire and police equipment, to parks and cultural facilities, to public buildings that citizens use to access government services.

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Las Vegas, NV: “Centennial Bowl” Interchange Construction Update

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: “Centennial Bowl” Interchange Construction Update

There is less than a year of construction left on the $47 million U.S. 95 / 215 Beltway interchange, or Centennial Bowl, in northwest Las Vegas.

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