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Researchers Test Pig Manure as Road Pavement Additive

July 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Roads

Pig farmers around the world have a major complaint and it involves the ever-present challenge of what to do with the nearly 43 billion gallons of pig excrement, or manure, that is generated every year. Professor Elle Fini and a team of researchers at North…

ALDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

July 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Sitting in traffic is a pain in the neck. If only you had known that last exit could have swept you around a problem and to your destination…

SCDOT Prepared for Tropical Storm Response

June 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will have crews working around the clock along the SC coast beginning Monday night, June 6, to…

Researcher Employs Laser Scanning to Measure Microtexture of Aggregates in Texas Pavement

May 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Roads

A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures. Roger Walker, a professor…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Million for Repairs to Roads Throughout Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands…

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance Recognizes Eight State DOTs

April 11, 2016 - in Awards, Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has recognized eight state departments of transportation with the 2015 Perpetual Pavement Award for high quality, long-life asphalt pavements. The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road…

VDOT Brings Out the Pothole Hunter

April 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

RICHMOND, Va. – Spring flowers are in bloom and so are potholes. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is using humor to provide awareness on how to report potholes by bringing out their own “spokesperson,” Pothole Hunter Phil Itkwik. Itkwik…

New Soil Freezing Model for Michigan May Help Reduce Spring Thaw Impact on Roads

April 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

April 6, 2016—It's a rite of spring as routine as the return of the first robin: spring weight restrictions going into effect across the state to protect roads during the thaw. What isn't so routine is exactly when these restrictions, also known as "frost…

Nebraska Department of Roads Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

The Nebraska Department of Roads today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic…

Southern Idaho Bridge Work Continues, Road Work Season Beginning

March 9, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

SHOSHONE – Warmer temperatures in southern Idaho mean more than trees budding and grass growing — they also signal the start of another busy year of construction and maintenance on area roadways. While several bridge projects are ongoing from 2015, new…