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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

South Davis, UT: True Love Tested by a Lane Split

Friday, October 24th, 2014
South Davis, UT: True Love Tested by a Lane Split

On I-15 in the South Davis project lanes will be split to allow crews to work in the middle. Two lanes will be shifted to the inside of the interstate and two lanes will be shifted to the outside. This video will help explain how the lane shift will work.

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Highway Boondoggles + The Illiana Expressway

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Photo by Brad/Flickr Creative Commons License

(This post also appears in Going Places, a policy blog by CNT’s Jacky Grimshaw)I recently read the U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s excellent new report, Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future. I couldn’t help thinking about the decision(s) looming in CNT’s backyard about the proposed Illiana Expressway.Highway Boondoggles focuses on the national and local mismanagement […]

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Warwick, Rhode Island: Barton Corner Bridge Replacement

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Warwick, Rhode Island: Barton Corner Bridge Replacement

In August 2014 we completed replacement of the Barton Corner Bridge, which carries four lanes of I-95 plus two auxiliary lanes at a busy interchange with Route 2 on the Warwick/West Warwick line. Using accelerated bridge construction, we built two halves of the bridge on land adjacent to the overpass, and then moved them into place. This enabled us to build the bridge much faster compared with conventional construction methods, which would have taken twice the time. This approach also allowed us to do the work with no impact to Interstate traffic prior to installation.

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America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile: Wyoming DOT

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
America’s Transportation Awards Top 10 Project Profile: Wyoming DOT

Wyoming Department of Transportation’s $146.2 million Togwottee Trail to Yellowstone project increased safety and mobility by upgrading a 50-year-old road on a major route leading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. New under-crossings were built so wildlife and snowmobilers can pass under the highway safely. New shoulders, passing lanes, and upgraded bridges and parking facilities allow a safe trip through some of America’s most beautiful scenery. Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Togwottee Trail to Yellowstone project was recognized as a Regional Winner in the 2014 America’s Transportation Awards competition and it is also a Top 10 finalist, competing for the National Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. Watch this presentation and hundreds more videos 24/7 at www.transportationtv.org

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Bend, OR: Engineering Wildlife Crossings

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Bend, OR: Engineering Wildlife Crossings

Central Oregon wildlife use the new wildlife undercrossings along U.S. 97 south of Bend.

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Nevada: Flood in the Desert

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Nevada: Flood in the Desert

After flooding near Las Vegas closed Interstate 15, crews were able to re-open the flood-ravaged interstate in just four days. Here’s the story:
On Sept. 8, 2014, remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert dumped nearly six inches of rain in the Moapa/Glendale area north of Las Vegas—more than the area typically receives in an entire year.

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Wisconsin DOT Projections vs Reality: An Analysis of Traffic Trends

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Total Growth in Miles Traveled

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Wisconsin is undergoing a marked shift in how people in the state are choosing to travel. Data show that the number of miles driven in the state has fallen, or has levelled off in the last ten years. This is in sharp contrast to previous decades, when people drove more each year, since the creation of the Interstate System in the 1960’s.

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Asheville, NC: Why North Carolina Needs the I-26 Connector Project

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Asheville, NC: Why North Carolina Needs the I-26 Connector Project

This video provides an animated representation of the proposed alternatives for each section of the project, and also contains narration which further serves as a guide as to how each alternative would operate if constructed.

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Denver, CO: Creating a Better Future With the I-70 East Corridor Project

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Denver, CO: Creating a Better Future With the I-70 East Corridor Project

This video features the structural, safety and congestion challenges the I-70 East Corridor Project currently faces between Brighton Boulevard and Tower Road in Denver, Colorado. It presents a solution developed by CDOT and the community.

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Video: Georgia Express Lanes

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Video: Georgia Express Lanes

Georgia Express Lanes are an innovative solution to ‘manage’ traffic congestion and provide travel choices for interstate travelers. This system uses restricted access points, toll pricing, and exempt vehicles to provide more reliable travel options for motorists on Georgia DOT’s state highway.

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