2020, Nevada, People

Nevada eyes funding options as gas tax revenue declines

A portion of Nevada's highway maintenance and construction fund comes from taxes collected on every gallon of gasoline sold. As more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles hit the roads, less gasoline is being purchased, and less revenue is collected from the gas tax. How can Nevada ensure that all vehicle owners contribute equally to the highway… Continue reading Nevada eyes funding options as gas tax revenue declines

2020, People, Safety, Washington

NAPA’s 2019 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award

Congratulations to Lakeside Industries Inc. who won the award for their Field Trauma Kit for Worksites. This kit is designed to provide intermediate life support before paramedics arrive on the scene in the event of a traumatic workplace injury. It consists of a 10-gallon waterproof, yellow dry bag that is packed with various first-aid supplies… Continue reading NAPA’s 2019 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award

2020, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Asphalt Binders, Asphalt Pavements, California, CNMI, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Updated MS-22 Manual is Now Available

The third edition of the Asphalt Institute’s “MS 22 – Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements” is now available. For 35 years, this book has served as the Asphalt Institute’s comprehensive manual on asphalt pavement construction. It has been widely seen as one of the finest resources on the topic. Click here for additional information and… Continue reading Updated MS-22 Manual is Now Available

2020, Colorado

Communicating Budget Funding Solutions with Elected Officials

As the public spotlight continues being directed toward transportation funding, local agencies are feeling the pressure to maintain the millions of dollars of existing in-place street infrastructure that they own and manage. Transportation Asset Management is not sexy, it doesn’t give elected officials the opportunity for a ribbon cutting event for a new city park… Continue reading Communicating Budget Funding Solutions with Elected Officials

2020, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People, Safety

Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

The Gap is the longest construction zone in the state. “There’s incidents in all construction zones. This one’s just a long stretch of road, and not many interchanges,” said Jori Ernst, CDOT’s Section 10 Superintendent. “So there could be a 4-5 mile stretch where there’s no interchanges.” To help mitigate issues that pop up in… Continue reading Colorado DOT Creates Operations Center To Manage 18-Mile Construction Zone

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Guam, People

Seabees Engage in Asphalt Training in Guam

For members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5), December included a full round of asphalt paving skills training, NMCB-5 equipment operators detailed to Guam used asphalt pavers to laydown sand as part of their training. NMCB-5 is deployed across the Indo-Pacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen… Continue reading Seabees Engage in Asphalt Training in Guam

2019, Colorado, Safety

A look behind the scenes of CDOT’s rockfall mitigation along I-70 (with video)

Does your state deal with rockfall mitigation? Click here to learn about the effort that the Colorado Department of Transportation made on the mountains overlooking Interstate 70 on Wednesday  They blasted a considerable portion of the rock face onto the roadway as part of the department’s ongoing rockslide mitigation work.  It was quite a complex… Continue reading A look behind the scenes of CDOT’s rockfall mitigation along I-70 (with video)

2019, Arizona, Nevada, People, Safety

Southern Nevada pilot program aims to deter wrong-way drivers

The Nevada Department of Transportation is implementing a pilot program to deter wrong-way drivers, whose crashes are far more likely to result in death or serious injury than other types of highway collisions. From 2005 to 2015, there were 409 wrong-way crashes in Nevada resulting in 75 deaths, according to Transportation Department spokesman Tony Illia.… Continue reading Southern Nevada pilot program aims to deter wrong-way drivers

2019, Asphalt Pavements, Oregon, People

New video from ODOT looks at extensive improvements along I-205

Since 2017, we've worked to improve traffic operations and safety on Interstate 205, including installing new auxiliary lanes and ODOT RealTime signs; freshly paving roadways, ramps and intersections; and improving bike and pedestrian facilities. As construction comes to a close, we want to thank you for your patience and cooperation as we improved I-205. Click… Continue reading New video from ODOT looks at extensive improvements along I-205