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$200 million Repair Plan on the Indiana Toll Road Commences

March 17, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Roads

The Indiana Toll Road has begun work on a $200 million pavement rehabilitation project, which will become the largest undertaking in the Toll Road’s 60-year history. The two-year project will rebuild 70 miles of roadway — between Portage, Ind., and Elkhart,…

FAA Dedicates Runway Pavement Testing Facility

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J. Hughes Technical…

PaveXpress 2.0 Pavement Design Tool Adds Asphalt Overlay Module

July 17, 2015 - in Construction, Products, Roads

PaveXpress, a free, online pavement design tool created with support from the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations,…

Fugro Awarded FDOT Software Contract for Automated Identification of Pavement Distresses

June 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Sensors

June 11, 2015—The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently awarded Fugro a contract to develop and implement automated crack detection software for rigid and flexible pavements, which will enable FDOT to make more informed decisions by analyzing…

Stormwater Calculator Helps Communities Take Action to Reduce Runoff

September 22, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects, Stormwater, Water

In any downpour, it’s easy to causally observe the difference between a parking lot and a rain garden when it comes to stormwater runoff.  On the pavement, continued rain quickly begins to pool, flow, and in big storms, eventually cascades into adjacent…

New Research Center Focuses on Extending Pavement Life

January 19, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

With nearly 4 million miles of public roads crossing the United States and millions of dollars spent to maintain them, it’s imperative that researchers look for better ways to preserve these roadways. That work is being advanced at the Michigan State University…

Atlanta Takes in Data to Improve City Sidewalks

May 31, 2013 - in Sensors, Transportation

Georgia Tech professor Randall Guensler's research team is outfitting wheelchairs with Toshiba tablets. Over the next few months, dozens of professors, students, and volunteers will push the devices across the city's estimated 2,200 miles of sidewalks. Along…