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
The Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and federal territories. A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding are available on the FAA website. The total includes over $1 billion… Continue reading U.S. DOT Announces More Than $1.2 Billion in Airport Grants
Caltrans on Friday published long-sought technical guidance to address industry concerns with regard to the Hamburg Wheel Track Test (HWTT) for Hot Mix Asphalt mixes. The Construction Policy Directive (CPD) replaces the AASHTO T324 test reference and HWTT requirements on existing projects with the recently completed CT389 test method and revised acceptance requirements. The CPD… Continue reading Caltrans issues formal guidance to address HWTT variability for HMA-A mixes
The United States is the world’s leading exporter of both sand and asphalt. Hawaii, however, purchases the former from Canada and the latter from China among other countries. In the case of asphalt, buying from the mainland is not even an option as the Jones Act fleet lacks dedicated asphalt/bitumen tankers to transport it. Access… Continue reading How the Jones Act affects asphalt prices in Hawaii
Utah lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the possibility of borrowing $500 million through bonding to keep transportation projects on track that might otherwise be slowed during the pandemic and to take advantage of low interest rates. Click here for the rest of the story from The Salt Lake Tribune.
A batch of transportation projects across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington State earned regional recognition in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, make infrastructure more resilient, while improving the quality of life for their communities. Click here for the complete story from AASHTO.org including a… Continue reading Western State DOTs Win Awards For Transportation Projects
Martin Marietta, Lakewood, CO, had produced and worked with both warm mix asphalt and stone matrix asphalt before, but last year for the first time they combined the two on two road paving projects where half of the road was owned by Lakewood and half by Denver. Click here for more about this NAPA award… Continue reading WMA, SMA Mix Design Produces Smooth Road
Between the effects of the pandemic and the hammer to the economy, ODOT is faced with a $170-million revenue shortfall in 2020 and '21. That's just the start... click here to learn more in this news report from Channel 13 KVAL in Eugene, OR.