2019, Asphalt Pavements, Utah

In addition to north-south routes, UDOT says their east-west feeders also need work

The transportation department has hundreds of millions of dollars tied up in near future projects on high-capacity, north-south running highways.  But the state says work also needs to be done on several east-west routes that feed into them. “We have a lot of great north-south projects going on,” UDOT Region One Director Lisa Wilson recently told… Continue reading In addition to north-south routes, UDOT says their east-west feeders also need work

2019, California, Sustainability

Caltrans to Use EPDs in Pilot Tests

Last month, the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) hosted a webinar on environmental product declarations (EPDs). During the webinar, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced an initial list of four asphalt pavement projects that will request EPDs as part of the bid. This is part of a pilot project designed to allow Caltrans to… Continue reading Caltrans to Use EPDs in Pilot Tests

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Idaho, People

Idaho Transportation Department launches podcast

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) hopes to expand their outreach among drivers with the launch of their first-ever podcast. ITD says their podcast's initial focus will be on the widening of Interstate 84 in Canyon County. Future podcasts will address traffic switches in the Nampa-to-Caldwell corridor as the construction season kicks into high gear. ITD… Continue reading Idaho Transportation Department launches podcast

2019, Colorado, People

Lew approved as new executive director of CDOT

The Colorado Senate approved the appointment of Shoshana Lew as Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) executive director — replacing Mike Lewis, who served over the final year of former Gov. John Hickenlooper's term.  She is a former aide to President Barack Obama. CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional… Continue reading Lew approved as new executive director of CDOT