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, 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

2019, Alaska, Asphalt Pavements, People

Alaska DOT trying new project planning approach for intersection near Juneau’s Fred Meyer

Traditional safety and congestion metrics wouldn’t make improving this intersection a high priority. That’s why the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is trying a different approach on this project that relies more heavily on public dialogue. Click here to see if their different approach is yielding the results they had hope for in this article from… Continue reading Alaska DOT trying new project planning approach for intersection near Juneau’s Fred Meyer

2019, Asphalt Pavements, People, Utah

UAPA Reaches New Milestone with Creation of Regional Leadership Council and Expanded Conference

The Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA) recently held the UAPA Fall Conference (formerly known as the Southern Utah Asphalt Seminar) in St. George in early November. A record number of attendees and exhibitors were at the event showcasing a Welcome Address from Dr. Williams, the President of Dixie State University, and a panel discussion from… Continue reading UAPA Reaches New Milestone with Creation of Regional Leadership Council and Expanded Conference

2019, People, Safety, Washington

New roundabout comes in for a landing at SR 20 on Whidbey Island

Ever wonder how a roundabout gets constructed?  Well wonder no more! Favorable weather and some outstanding work by contractors allowed a new roundabout on SR 20 near Oak Harbor to open this past Sunday, 10 days ahead of schedule! Here's a time lapse look at the work over a little more than two weeks to… Continue reading New roundabout comes in for a landing at SR 20 on Whidbey Island

2019, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Safety, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Platooning Continues to Be Put Under Microscope at Federal Level

The effects of truck platooning on the nation’s infrastructure continues to be studied, federal officials told the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation and Development here. Derek Constable, a bridge management engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, said the agency has a research project underway to investigate platooning’s impact on structural safety,… Continue reading Platooning Continues to Be Put Under Microscope at Federal Level

2019, California, People, Safety, Washington

Six Western State DOTs Win Prestigious Awards For Projects That Strengthen Communities And Improve Lives

Eight transportation projects from six western state departments of transportation today received top honors in the regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. Some of today’s winning projects are credited with improving safety for schoolchildren, protecting wildlife habitats and restoring access to communities after massive mudslides. Click here to see the winners from the Western Association of State… Continue reading Six Western State DOTs Win Prestigious Awards For Projects That Strengthen Communities And Improve Lives