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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Oregon DOT: Keeping Local Businesses Local

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Oregon DOT: Keeping Local Businesses Local

Oregon Department of Transportation built an on-ramp to the Redmond Reroute to help keep Central Oregon Truck Company in Central Oregon.

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Gwinnett County, GA: Extending Express Lanes on I-85

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Gwinnett County, GA: Extending Express Lanes on I-85

Overview of the I-85 Express Lanes Extension project in Gwinnett County. The project begin north of the existing express lanes on I-85 at Old Peachtree Road and would extend to Hamilton Mill Road.

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Conditions and Safety of New York’s Roads and Bridges

Friday, April 10th, 2015

TRIP
The life cycle of New York’s roads is greatly affected by the state and local government’s ability to perform timely maintenance and upgrades to ensure that road and highway surfaces last as long as possible…More than a third – 37 percent – of New York’s major locally and state-maintained urban roads and highways have pavements in poor condition. An additional 43 percent of the state’s major urban roads have pavements in mediocre or fair condition, and the remaining 20 percent are in good condition.

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Arizona DOT: US 89 Back in Business After Landslide

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Arizona DOT: US 89 Back in Business After Landslide

US 89 in northern Arizona is now open for travel. ADOT has completed an extensive $25 million repair of the landslide damaged roadway, removing approximately one million cubic yards of rock material, realigning the roadway, and constructing a rock buttress at the base of the slide.

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ASCE 2015 Civil Engineering Award Winners

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
ASCE 2015 Civil Engineering Award Winners

From a relocatable antarctic research station to drought solutions in Texas, the 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards showcased a variety of novel approaches to vital engineering problems. The following videos from ASCE detail this year’s winner and four other finalists.

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The Growing Distance Between People and Jobs in Metropolitan America

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Map 1. Measuring Job Proximity in Chattanooga

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM
For local and regional leaders working to grow their economies in ways that promote opportunity and upward mobility for all residents, these findings underscore the importance of understanding how regional economic and demographic trends intersect at the local level to shape access to employment opportunities, particularly for disadvantaged populations and neighborhoods. And they point to the need for more integrated and collaborative regional strategies around economic development, housing, transportation, and workforce decisions that take job proximity into account.

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Bountiful, UT: Getting the On Ramp Paved

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Bountiful, UT: Getting the On Ramp Paved

Did you see our crews hard at work paving the southbound on-ramp at 500 South in Bountiful this weekend? We’re excited with the progress of the #SouthDavis project!

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Colorado DOT: Statewide Transportation Plan

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Colorado DOT: Statewide Transportation Plan

Colorado DOT presents the Executive Summary of their Statewide Transportation Plan, to provide “the best multimodal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively moves people, goods and information.”

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Caltrans: Building More Than Just Highways in California

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Caltrans: Building More Than Just Highways in California

In this Caltrans News Flash, spokesperson Angela DaPrato interviews bike commuter Becky Garrow and Caltrans Active Transportation Plan Program Project Manager Teresa McWilliam about how the department and local communities are partnering up to increase transportation options that encourage physical activities such as bicycling and walking. Production credit: Caltrans District 10 (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, […]

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Safer Streets, Stronger Economies

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Change in automobile trips after Complete Streets improvements.

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal. Compared to conventional transportation projects, these projects were remarkably affordable, and were an inexpensive way to achieve transportation goals. In terms of economic returns, the limited data available suggests Complete Streets projects were related to broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values.

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