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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

IBTTA Announces 2017 International Toll Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
IBTTA Logo

The 2017 International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s (IBTTA) Toll Excellence Award Winners are revolutionizing mobility for drivers around the globe by implementing cutting-edge solutions to 21st century transportation challenges…The annual awards presented by IBTTA, recognize innovative strategies to help ease traffic flow, relieve congestion and increase safety for the global driving public. The awards are presented in the following categories: Administration and Finance; Customer Service and Marketing; Social Responsibility; Technology; Toll Operations, Engineering and Maintenance; and Private Sector Innovation.

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Massachusetts DOT: Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

With the number of motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists on the rise, MassDOT has launched a campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. We all play an important role in keeping our roads safe, please do your part and “Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet.”

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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: 130th & Torrence Grade Separation in Chicago, IL

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Alfred Benesch & Company, 130th & Torrence Grade Seperation

One of Chicago’s most noted traffic bottlenecks has been transformed into a smooth-flowing multi-tiered interchange that is also helping spur development of the nearby Chicago Manufacturing Campus. Each day, more than 38,000 vehicles, 50 freight trains and 41 passenger trains used the intersection, creating a crowded logjam. Further complicating the project was its close proximity to an automotive assembly plant, a railroad mixing yard, a residential area, and protected marsh area. The project realigned roadways and added six new bridges, including a 4.75-million-pound steel railroad truss bridge assembled in a nearby staging area then transported in just four hours to its permanent location.

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Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Chart 1. Share of rural population in each state

An aging and increasingly diverse rural America plays a vital role as home to a significant share of the nation’s population, natural resources and tourist destinations. It is also the primary source of the energy, food and fiber that drive the U.S. economy. Rural Americans are more reliant on their transportation system than their urban counterparts.

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Saratoga Springs, UT: Preparing Redwood Road for the Future

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will improve Redwood Road south of Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs over the next two years. The improvements, which are scheduled to begin this summer, are designed to reduce congestion and extend the life of the roadway.

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Colorado DOT: Managing I-70 through Progressive Thinking

Monday, June 12th, 2017

I-70: More than 2,000 miles of the highway reaches from Utah all the way to Maryland. Yet no stretch is more captivating than the Rocky Mountain corridor. With 2.1 million cars maneuvering through congestion, constrained roads and tight curves, the Colorado Department of Transportation manages I-70 by implementing progressive ideas–as inspiring as the mountains themselves.

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Colorado DOT: Ideas in Motion

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Calling Colorado’s busiest corridor just a highway would be an understatement. For half a century, I-25 has connected people and industry, supporting the state’s economy and vitality. As Colorado’s population grows, so do the demands on this interstate. That’s why CDOT remains committed to keeping Colorado in motion–from a $323 economic-boosting project in Denver to the addition of multiple modes of transit between Johnstown and Fort Collins to reducing congestion in Douglas County.

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2017 ACEC Grand Conceptor Award Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington

Monday, May 8th, 2017

The ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards “Grand Conceptor” Winner: SR 520 Floating Bridge Seattle, Washington Designed by HDR.

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Atlanta, GA: I-85 Bridge Rebuild Time Lapse

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

A time lapse video showing the progress of the I-85 rebuild project at Piedmont Road.

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Oregon DOT: OR 224 and Tong Road Landslide Repairs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

After multiple slides closed OR 224 in late February. Contractors got to work to stabilize the slope using various techniques. Crews are working six days a week and OR 224 should open in late April.

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