The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) completed 135 projects statewide during 2020, with a total value of $1.05 billion. Click here for additional information and highlights some of the notable projects completed this year statewide. Courtesy of Fox 13 Salt Lake City.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) recently launched a new website aimed at assisting pavement type decision makers – government leaders, engineers, owners, and agencies. The new website provides data-driven resources, practical information, and educational opportunities offered by the APA and its partners – NAPA, the Asphalt Institute, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The website… Continue reading New Asphalt Pavement Alliance Website Aimed at Decision Makers
Based on this article from For Construction Pros it is possible! The article discusses some solutions to the “porous pavement maintenance blues” which will even help extend the life of these specialized pavements. An interesting excerpt: "The third, and final step to a complete porous (asphalt) pavement maintenance program is to treat these pavements with new… Continue reading Is it Possible to Maintain Porous Pavement?
Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards, created in 2000, recognize the top projects in North America. Each year, nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, which determines the Top 10 list based on project challenges, impact to region and scope of work. Click here for a description of the top 10 roads, including… Continue reading Top 10 Roads 2020
In this video from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Center for Environmental Excellence, Kyle Schneweis – the outgoing executive director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation – explains how NEPA assignments work to streamline the environmental review process without sacrificing environmental protections; saving both time and taxpayer dollars. Click here for the video… Continue reading Video: How State DOTs Work To Ensure NEPA Compliance
A proposed ASTM International standard will allow those in the road construction industry to extend the service life of asphalt mixtures by more accurately predicting and evaluating fatigue performance. ASTM’s road and pavement committee (D04) is developing the proposed standard. According to ASTM International member M. Emin Kutay, the proposed standard (WK74054) will be used… Continue reading ASTM Fatigue Cracking Evaluation Standard
Guardian 2 is now available through Caterpillar dealers for use on light vehicles and on-highway trucks. The system monitors driver fatigue and distraction, and is similar to technology currently being used on mining trucks. Click here for the complete article, including a Caterpillar produced video explaining how the monitoring system works, from Construction Equipment.
North America has a new, high-scoring environmentally sound project thanks to porous asphalt paving design in the City of Tacoma, Washington. The Greenroads Foundation, headquartered in Washington, manages a third-party certification process that assesses the sustainability of transportation projects using the Greenroads Rating System. For 2020, the foundation has awarded the City of Tacoma’s East 40th Street… Continue reading Greenroads Highest Rated Project Ever – Washington state
Click here for the complete article from the AASHTO Journal. A couple of highlights from the article are shown below. The Oregon Department of Transportation is using the focus on pedestrian safety to bring attention to “White Cane Safety Day,” which falls on October 15. Established by Congress in 1964, “White Can Safety Day” aims… Continue reading State DOTs Push Protective Measures During Pedestrian Safety Month
Will self-driving cars become a realty in the near future? Click here for an article in Road/Show by CNET for the latest that Telsa has to offer. According to Elon Musk's Twitter account, a limited version of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) upgrade of its Autopilot software will make its way to owners starting next Tuesday.… Continue reading Tesla will release ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta next week, Musk says