Jessica Lombardo | Editor-in-Chief | Asphalt Contractor The Federal Highway Administration Every Day Counts initiative added e-ticketing to their innovation acceleration program and State DOTs & asphalt production facilities have been rabidly deploying the technology. With this collaboration, the model is now being set across the country for DOTs to work with associations and contractors… Continue reading EDC-6 to Impact Asphalt Production Facilities
Category: Asphalt Pavements
A New Website for WSDOT and NMDOT
Visitors to the Washington State Department of Transportation's website will notice a big difference in the site's appearance. The agency debuted an all-new website design on Sunday, Nov. 7, the first major overhaul in more than 15 years. Click here to learn more about their new website. On the evening of November 16, the New… Continue reading A New Website for WSDOT and NMDOT
Federal Funds Will Be A ‘Shot In The Arm’ For Hawaii’s Infrastructure
Much-needed improvements to coastal highways, bridges, airports and broadband topped the list of priorities as Hawaii officials prepared to spend an anticipated $2.8 billion in federal funds after Congress passed a historic infrastructure bill. The lion’s share of Hawaii’s anticipated infrastructure dollars – about $1.5 billion – is earmarked for roads and bridge projects throughout… Continue reading Federal Funds Will Be A ‘Shot In The Arm’ For Hawaii’s Infrastructure
Top 12 Finalists Named in America’s Transportation Awards Competition
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced the Top 12 finalists in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. State department of transportation projects in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah have earned the highest number of points in the regional contests, solidifying… Continue reading Top 12 Finalists Named in America’s Transportation Awards Competition
First National APA “Perpetual Pavement, by Conversion” Award
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) finds long-term success with perpetual pavement design in Skagit County. In 2010, a stretch of I-5 in Skagit County, Washington, was in dire need of rehabilitation. A 1993 asphalt maintenance overlay proved insufficient, suffering severe reflective cracking caused by the joints of the original underlying concrete pavement. WSDOT… Continue reading First National APA “Perpetual Pavement, by Conversion” Award
Drivers used to pay for roads. Washington is killing that idea.
Ever wonder the gas tax has not increased since 1993? Click here to find out why in this article by POLITICO. Excerpt: The reason is simple math: The gasoline tax that bankrolls the federal Highway Trust Fund is politically untouchable, leading lawmakers and presidents of both parties to balk at raising it since 1993. But… Continue reading Drivers used to pay for roads. Washington is killing that idea.
HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests
Community concerns result in changes in Hawaii DOT plans. Residents along Farrington Highway from Kaena point to Makaha Beach will see lane closures, a weekend traffic detour and at least one day where the highway is completely closed while the Hawaii Department of Transportation replaces two bridges near Makaha Beach Park. “The community was understandably… Continue reading HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests
Arizona budget plans ignore looming transportation shortfall
Arizona's freeways and highways are in need of serious repairs, but the state's budget proposals do little to address long-term funding shortfalls. That is according to one regional transportation official. Click here to see what's being done in this report from KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation).
Got face masks? Make a road!
What now! Wondering what to do with those millions and millions of disposable face masks that people have been wearing during the pandemic — and then disposing of basically wherever they please? Why not make a new road? “The face masks have some amazing properties, including high tensile strengths and ductility,” Li explains. As a… Continue reading Got face masks? Make a road!
Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say
State officials say the measure would speed up the cumbersome procurement process, but others worry it would make legitimate bid appeals unaffordable. Does Senate Bill 1329, goes too far, stripping away the necessary oversight of how public agencies award multi-million dollar contracts to private bidders and creating a situation in which backroom deals and corruption… Continue reading Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say