2019, Asphalt Pavements, Washington

Weekend-long lane reductions coming to Aurora Bridge

We had posted an article about the use of oscillatory rollers for HMA on bridge decks (click here to go to that article). The backstory to this Aurora Bridge article is that the paving contractor (Lakeside Industries) is getting great compaction results using three (3) oscillatory rollers. Click here to learn about another summer, another… Continue reading Weekend-long lane reductions coming to Aurora Bridge

2019, Asphalt Binders, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii

How a Kalaeloa Facility has served the asphalt industry In Hawaii for over a decade

The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) was invited to write an article for Road & Bridges magazine: “How a Kalaeloa Facility has served the asphalt industry In Hawaii for over a decade.” The article, published on June 27th, was featured in their week’s Top 5 newsletters, which consists of the top stories they've written in… Continue reading How a Kalaeloa Facility has served the asphalt industry In Hawaii for over a decade

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, Asphalt Pavements, Sustainability, Utah

‘Nature’s cement’ is key ingredient in new road paving technology

When faced with the option of turning paved roads back into gravel due to budget constraints, one Utah county decided to do something different – a decision that is paying off in spades. The county decided to use a new repaving process developed by Lithified Technologies on two sections of County Road 110, referred to… Continue reading ‘Nature’s cement’ is key ingredient in new road paving technology

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