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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

Virginia DOT: Shirley Highway After 65 Years

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Virginia DOT: Shirley Highway After 66 Years

Take a walk with VDOT down Memory Lane to see what Shirley Highway, now Interstate 395, in northern Virginia used to be like.

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South Carolina Transportation by the Numbers

Friday, January 16th, 2015
South Carolina Cost Breakdown

TRIP
South Carolina must improve its system of roads, highways and bridges to foster economic growth and keep businesses in the state. In addition to economic growth, transportation improvements are needed to ensure safe, reliable mobility and quality of life for all South Carolinians. Meeting South Carolina’s need to modernize and maintain its system of roads, highways and bridges will require a significant boost in local, state and federal funding.

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Arizona DOT: Progress on the US 89 Cameron Roadway

Monday, January 12th, 2015
Arizona DOT: Progress on the US 89 Cameron Roadway

The Arizona Department of Transportation is improving US 89 between State Route 64 and the Little Colorado River through Cameron on the Navajo Nation, located approximately 50 miles north of Flagstaff. This project is planned to be constructed in two main phases, with completion anticipated in Fall 2016.

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Jacksonville, FL: Overland Bridge Project Explanation

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Jacksonville, FL: Overland Bridge Project Explanation

Insight to what the Overland Bridge project on I-95, downtown Jacksonville, Florida will accomplish when completed in summer 2016.

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Ophir, OR: Replacing a Washed-Out Highway

Monday, January 5th, 2015
Ophir, OR: Replacing a Washed-Out Highway

Tidewater Contractors is wrapping up replacement of a washed out culvert on U.S. 101 at Ophir, about 10 miles north of Gold Beach. The highway sank on the afternoon of Dec. 21, causing ODOT to detour Oregon Coast Highway traffic to Ophir Road.

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For highway innovation, 2014 was a very good year

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
Tappan Zee Work Underway

Innovation and investment in infrastructure doesn’t take a holiday. Throughout 2014, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been relentless in working with state DOTs to save time, save money and save lives, by encouraging the use of innovative technologies and methods to build roads, bridges and highways better, faster and more cost-effectively.

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San Diego, CA: East Palomar Street Bridge Demolition

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
San Diego, CA: East Palomar Street Bridge Demolition

Demolition of freeway overpass in San Diego – North View

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The Needs of Oregon’s County-Run Roads

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
County Road Fund Revenue Sources

ASSOCIATION OF OREGON COUNTIES

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Hidden Highways: Fog and Traffic Crashes on America’s Roads

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
Figure 2. Graph compiled from NASS GES data (1990-2008). Data weighted to reflect all police-reported crashes nationwide

AAA FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY
Fog presents numerous challenges to motorists. By definition, it reduces visibility to less than 5/8-mile, and, as fog obscures details of the driving environment and reduces contrast, drivers have difficulty accurately perceiving certain things that are crucial for safe driving, such as depth and speed. Moreover, because high beams reflect off of the suspended water droplets that fog comprises and actually make it harder to see, drivers are deprived of a tool that is useful in other low-visibility situations.

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From Mine to Bridge: Boston’s Steel Infrastructure

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From Mine to Bridge: Boston’s Steel Infrastructure

Steel is inherent to the Boston waterfront landscape. Transportation infrastructure such as bridges are essential to ease circulation throughout the harbor. These bridges are all made of steel. Where did this steel actually come from? From Mine to Bridge explores the supply chain of steel, from ore mining, to stock piling, manufacturing, and construction.

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