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Archive for the ‘Highway’ Category

Pennsylvania DOT: Pothole Patrol

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Pennsylvania DOT: Pothole Patrol

This short video aims to educate motorists on how potholes form, how the department addresses them and most importantly, how to report their location to PennDOT.

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AASHTO Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of America’s Interstate Highway System

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
AASHTO Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of America’s Interstate Highway System

60 years ago President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which was also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, into law on June 29, 1956. Within a few years the nation would see construction begin replacing a network of two-lane U.S. highways with the multi-lane, high-speed interstate system we know today.

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Arizona DOT: Girder Installation Timelapse

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Arizona DOT: Girder Installation Timelapse

Earlier this week, ADOT installed more girders on our Bell & Grand (US 60) project. Here’s a look at the first 3 girders.

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Minnesota DOT: The Noise Wall Video

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Minnesota DOT: The Noise Wall Video

MnDOT details the Who, What, Where and Why of noise walls. Are they right for your community?

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The Interstate Highway System turns 60: Challenges to Its Ability to Continue to Save Lives, Time and Money

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Percent Urban Interstates Congested

TRIP
In this report, TRIP looks at the history and benefits of the Interstate Highway System, its current use and condition, and the future needs of the nation’s most critical transportation system. Sources of data for the report include the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Retro Infra: Building a Highway in America (1948 Film)

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Retro Infra: Building a Highway in America (1948 Film)

Show the processes required to construct a two-lane (pre-Interstate) highway, as it was done back in 1948.

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DOT Partnerships for Promoting Pollinator Habitat

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Summary of Respondents’ Partnership Programs

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A print survey was distributed to 19 state DOTs expected to have experience with maintaining pollinator habitat on highway ROWs, or partnerships with volunteers to maintain roadside landscapes, to gather information about the development and management of such programs. Representatives from nine Minnesota counties also received the survey to assess pollinator-related activities within Minnesota.

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Memorial Day Travel Forecast 2016

Friday, May 27th, 2016

AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (AAA)
AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. Spurred by the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel compared to last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30.

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Arizona DOT: The Deep Foam Injection

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Arizona DOT: The Deep Foam Injection

ADOT is injecting foam deep underneath the pavement as a way to smooth out dips on Arizona highways, including the Loop 101 Pima Freeway. This method is more cost efficient than ripping out old pavement, re-compacting the sub-grade, and placing new concrete or asphalt.

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Wisconsin Transportation by the Numbers

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Cost to Wisconsin Motorists of Deficient Roads

TRIP
TRIP estimates that Wisconsin roadways that lack some desirable safety features, have inadequate capacity to meet travel demands or have deteriorated pavement conditions cost the state’s residents approximately $6 billion annually in the form of additional vehicle operating costs (including accelerated vehicle depreciation, additional repair costs, and increased fuel consumption and tire wear), the cost of lost time and wasted fuel due to traffic congestion, and the financial cost of traffic crashes.

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