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
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
Pondering the use of wildlife bridges, tunnels and fences to protect animals crossing the road but finding them too expense and time consuming get constructed? UDOT came up with an idea they think will be a quick, cheap, and first-of-its-kind solution. Click here for the article in the Salt Lake Tribune that shares their solution… Continue reading UDOT installs new radar-triggered signs that warn drivers when wildlife is near
LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Littleton is the only city in Colorado chosen for Domino’s Paving for Pizza program. The city held a Pothole Paving Palooza Pizza Party with students from Makintosh Academy on Tuesday. Click here for a report by CBS4 Denver on this pizza party. Photo Credit: City of Littleton
On Nov. 30, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake created significant damage to bridges and roads, including a highly used off-ramp at International Airport Road and Minnesota Drive in Anchorage. Within hours the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities organized a number of contractors to begin repairs to this major junction near the Ted Stevens Anchorage… Continue reading Broken Apart, Coming Together
By Cheyenne Mathews Construction on the Sterling Highway started in August of 2017 and is forecast to be complete in 2019. If you've driven between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula this summer, chances are you waved at a Granite Construction Company flagger or waited while Granite crews worked. The company is working on two large… Continue reading Chipping Away at Highway Improvements
According to a news release, UDOT triggers about 330 avalanches annually in Little Cottonwood Canyon to decrease the threat of snowfall from the mountains to drivers and property. UDOT has refined its technology over the years. It uses Remote Avalanche Control Systems to trigger avalanches in a "more customized, fine-tuned approach," the news release explained.… Continue reading UDOT avalanche crews prep for winter storm
Does your DOT have this situation to resolve? The State Department of Transportation is looking for a long-term solution for access to the Huehue lava tube in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. Click here to see what's being considered. Article and photo courtesy of West Hawaii Today.