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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Figure 2-1. ATC-20 building evaluation flowchart.

Not only is the highway network relied upon to transport people, but it is also the economic lifeline of the affected region facilitating the movement of emergency supplies and services. Restoring power, supplying fuel, transporting injured residents, and providing food stocks can be just a few of the critical needs of a region affected by a catastrophic event.

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Thanksgiving 2016: AAA Holiday Travel Forecast

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
AAA Travel Forecast: Thanksgiving 2016

Consumers are expected to open their wallets this Thanksgiving, with steady income gains fueling strong consumer spending growth. This will drive holiday travel up 1.9 percent, the eighth consecutive year of growth.

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Jefferson County, CO: Improving the WestConnect Corridor

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Jefferson County, CO: Improving the WestConnect Corridor

This video offers an overview of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s study of the WestConnect corridor in metro Denver. Find out why the study is being undertaken, and what CDOT, the state of Colorado and the region’s visitors have to gain from an improved WestConnect corridor.

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Nevada Transportation By the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth and Efficient Mobility

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Nevada - average cost per driver in the state’s largest urban areas and statewide

An inadequate transportation system costs Nevada motorists a total of $3.2 billion every year in the form of additional vehicle operating costs (VOC), congestion-related delays and traffic crashes.

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Utah DOT: Protecting Both Drivers and Wildlife

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Utah DOT: Protecting Both Drivers and Wildlife

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) crews started building one mile of wildlife fencing on westbound I-80 near Jeremy Ranch on Friday. The new wildlife fencing is the first phase in a long-term plan to reduce wildlife and vehicle collisions in Parleys Canyon.

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2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure

Monday, October 10th, 2016
2016 Report Card for Tennessee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) TENNESSEE CHAPTER Executive Summary Tennessee, the “Volunteer State,” the “Country Music Capital of the World,” boasts the official slogan, “Tennessee – America at Its Best.” Already, Tennessee has been named “Best place to move to.” What would it take for Tennessee to be known as the “Home of America’s […]

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Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

The barrels are gone, all lanes are open, and The Point project on I-15 is now officially complete. This two-year, $215 million project widened I-15 to six lanes in each direction between 12300 South in Draper and S.R. 92 in Lehi, a distance of approximately seven miles.

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AASHTO Transportation TV: New Committee to Study Highway Safety

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
AASHTO Transportation TV: New Committee to Study Highway Safety

Americans take 300 million trips on the U.S. Interstate System every day. Getting where we want to go requires a network of reliable roads and bridges and that takes money. How much money is America spending to maintain and operate the US Interstate System safely? Are we investing enough to keep up with America’s growing population? Those are just two of the critical questions Congress wants a new committee to answer.

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Nevada DOT: Applying Shotcrete to the Cave Rock Tunnels

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Nevada DOT: Applying Shotcrete to the Cave Rock Tunnels

As crews begin repaving of both directions of highway through the Cave Rock tunnels and complete roadside drainage and water quality improvements near Glenbrook, drivers are asked to anticipate work zone traffic changes. Beginning the week of Sept. 12 through mid-October, travel lanes may be shifted through the work zone as traffic begins being alternated between the eastbound and westbound tunnels for final paving and lighting work. Oversize and overdimensional semi-trucks are not permitted through the tunnel during construction.

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22nd Annual Highway Report: The Performance of State Highway Systems

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Figure ES1: Trends in U.S. State Highway Performance, 1998–2013*

Reason Foundation’s 22nd Annual Highway Report tracks the performance of the 50 state-owned highway systems. States are ranked in 11 categories including Interstate and rural primary road pavement conditions, deficient bridges, traffic congestion, fatality rates, unsafe narrow rural arterial lanes, capital costs per mile, administrative costs per mile, maintenance costs per mile and total highway expenditures per mile.

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