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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Richmond, VA: Bicycle Infrastructure Report

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Total Bikeway Miles By Year

BIKE WALK RVA
THE FUTURE OF BICYCLING IN THE RICHMOND REGION LOOKS BRIGHT. New plans for building a network of bikeways in the region provide a strong foundation for connecting people of all ages and abilities who want or need to ride a bike.

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Outstanding Engineering: Virginia’s I-95 Express Lanes

Monday, March 21st, 2016
Outstanding Engineering: Virginia's I-95 Express Lanes

The 14-mile I-95 Express Lanes project is the nation’s first retrofit of an existing reversible two-lane HOV system into a high-occupancy toll (HOT) roadway. The project team designed operational improvements to the existing six-mile HOV segment from Dumfries to the Prince William Parkway, along with an additional eight-mile extension into Stafford County.

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Oregon DOT: Blasting the Slopes for Safety

Friday, March 18th, 2016
Oregon DOT: Blasting the Slopes for Safety

K&E Excavating wrapped up blasting the rock slopes along U.S. 26 east of the runaway truck ramp. This work is part of a project to improve safety along U.S. 26 on Mt. Hood. Blasting resumed in Sept. 2015.

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Utah DOT: Avalanche Control

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Utah DOT: Avalanche Control

Jason Davis, UDOT’s Director of Operations, gives us a tour of how UDOT’s avalanche control works around the state, and how it works in concert with the snow removal process to help keep Utah (and its’ economy) moving.

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Outstanding Engineering: Capacity Improvements on Alaska’s Glenn Highway

Monday, March 14th, 2016
Alaska's Glenn Highway Capacity Improvements

With increased traffic expected to exceed the highway’s design capacity in the coming years, the project team was tasked with designing new lanes that will be used for both regular and high-occupancy vehicle traffic, reducing the grade on a steep approach to the northbound Eagle River Bridge, designing new bridges over the Eagle River, and creating new frontage roads.

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Alabama: Top 50 Projects to Support Economic Growth and Quality of Life

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

TRIP
While the modest funding increase and certainty provided by the FAST Act are a step in the right direction, the funding falls far short of the level of needed to improve conditions and meet the nation’s mobility needs and fails to deliver a sustainable, long-term source of revenue for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Arizona DOT: Replacing the Hell Canyon Bridge

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Arizona DOT: Replacing the Hell Canyon Bridge

Hell Canyon Bridge on State Route 89 is located 18 miles north of Chino Valley and serves as a key connection linking Prescott and northern Arizona…ADOT is constructing a new four-span steel-plate girder bridge to the east of the existing bridge and removing the existing three-span steel deck truss bridge, which has been classified as structurally deficient by bridge inspectors.

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Minnesota DOT: Why Does I-69 Need Flood-Mitigation Work?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Minnesota DOT: Why Does I-69 Need Flood-Mitigation Work?

Animation from Minnesota Department of Transportation explains why it’s time to upgrade the stretch of I-69 between Mankato and St. Peter, MN. In April, MnDOT will begin replacing old pavement, raising the road, and installing new median barriers.

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Wilmington, DE: Building Our Economy By Investing in Delaware’s Infrastructure

Monday, February 15th, 2016
Wilmington, DE: Building Our Economy By Investing in Delaware’s Infrastructure

“Supporting a strong economy and a high quality of life for Delawareans requires a safe and efficient transportation system,” Gov. Markell said. “The new US 301—and other projects like it—will keep our people safe, while helping to attract and retain employers and the strong workforce Delaware needs for the 21st century. That will keep Delaware moving forward.”

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Palmetto Beach, FL: A Mural of Miniatures

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Palmetto Beach, FL: A Mural of Miniatures

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) along with the City of Tampa’s Art Programs Division devise an interesting way for the Palmetto Beach neighborhood to re-capture its identity while dealing with the transportation needs of Port Tampa Bay. Artist Stephen Hayford plays a major role in helping Palmetto Beach residents express community pride.

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