2020, Arizona, People, Safety

Arizona Department of Transportation announces finalists for sign writing contest

Vote for your favorite messages out of the 12 finalists in ADOT's Safety Messages Contest. Doug Pacey of ADOT Communications said this is the fourth year of the Safety Message Contest and there were over 4,000 messages about safe driving submitted. From May 11-17, people can vote for their favorite. Click here for additional information… Continue reading Arizona Department of Transportation announces finalists for sign writing contest

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, 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, 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, Hawaii, Safety

‘Vision Zero’ program aims to reduce traffic fatalities

(Hawaii) Gov. David Ige passed a bill this week codifying a policy to eliminate traffic fatalities statewide through better traffic engineering and emergency response strategies. The bill requires the state Department of Transportation and all county transportation departments to adopt “Vision Zero” traffic policies. Click here to learn what Hawaii has in mind. What's the goal… Continue reading ‘Vision Zero’ program aims to reduce traffic fatalities

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