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Archive for the ‘Roads’ 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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Roadway Safety Institute: Finding Solutions to Save Lives

Friday, July 15th, 2016
Roadway Safety Institute: Finding Solutions to Save Lives

The video highlights research, education, and outreach conducted at the Roadway Safety Institute to reduce roadway crashes and fatalities, including work in the areas of tribal land travelers, rail crossings, impaired drivers, and older drivers.

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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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Interactive Infographic: Commutes Around the Country

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Mark Evans - ACS Commuter Data Visualizations

This interactive infographic from Mark Evans superimposes mesmerizing animated dots over the familiar maps of our nation’s cities, showing just how far commuters go to get to work.

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Seattle, WA: Workers Inside the SR 99 Tunneling Machine

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Seattle, WA: Workers Inside the SR 99 Tunneling Machine

This video was provided by Ballard Marine Construction, the firm in charge of managing and performing hyperbaric work on the SR 99 Tunnel Project in Seattle. It shows crews at work behind the SR 99 tunneling machine’s cutterhead during a planned maintenance stop in spring 2016. To stabilize soil and water that would otherwise flow through openings in the cutterhead, crews must pump compressed air into their work space at the front end of the machine.

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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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Saratoga Springs, NY: It’s Time for Bike Lanes

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY: It’s Time for Bike Lanes

A short movie about Broadway in Saratoga Springs and how bike lanes can be added to greatly provide a safe and less stressful space for bike riders.

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Pittsburgh, PA: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA: The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Travelers familiar with Pittsburgh know that any time you visit you are almost certainly going to travel through one of the three main tunnels surrounding the city. The Fort Pitt Tunnel, a resource that is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, was recently renovated, which impacted this historic resource. As part of the mitigation for this effect, the three-county PennDOT region worked closely with the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission and other local groups in Pittsburgh to create a video to capture not only a brief history of the tunnel but to capture the iconic view of traveling through the tunnel and into the City of Pittsburgh.

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