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In Virginia and across the nation, building an economy that will last on infrastructure that will last
Department of Transportation Fastlane    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In his State of the Union speech on Jan. 24, President Barack Obama laid out a blueprint for an America that is built to last. And if we are going to build an economy that lasts, we need to start with a foundation that lasts. We need to start with our infrastructure. More

The American Society of Highway Engineers, Southwest Pennsylvania Section, is currently planning the ASHE 2012 National Conference. This year's conference will be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa. We are now making exhibit spaces available to our members and friends. Click on the logo for more information!

Transportation chief says connector is 'envy' of nation
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With dump trucks beeping in the background, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently stood in the shadow of the towering Interstate 4/Selmon Expressway Connector and reminded Floridians about the power of a well-placed tax dollar. "This project is the envy of the rest of the country," LaHood said of the elevated road that will link the Port of Tampa with I-4. "It will be a model of relieving congestion." More

Mica touts reauthorization bill at Capitol press conference
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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., held a news conference this afternoon outside the U.S. Capitol to discuss the impending release of the text of a highway and transit reauthorization bill that will be marked up in his committee at 9 a.m. on Feb. 2. The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, HR 7, would fund surface transportation programs for five years at a total of $260 billion. More

Research pays off: Automated speed enforcement slows down drivers in work zones
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In 2009, the United States recorded 667 fatalities and more than 40,000 injuries in highway work zones — a rate of one fatality every 13 hours and one injury every 13 minutes. Crashes are more likely in work zones than on regular highways. Work zone safety must improve to achieve the national goal of zero deaths from traffic crashes. More

Huey P. Long Bridge named National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Louisiana Times Managers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Huey P. Long Bridge has been named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The designation makes the New Orleans structure one of fewer than 250 ASCE landmarks in the world including the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the United States Capitol Building. More

Pervious concrete overlays: Wet-on-dry works
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In the recently released 3-year study, An Integrated Study of Pervious Concrete Mixture Design for Wearing Course Applications, mix designs and procedures for portland cement pervious concrete overlays for highway applications were successfully developed and field-tested in Minnesota. More

Concrete road maintenance: Signaling for help
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Early detection of corrosion of steel reinforcement in a concrete structure can help ensure long-term structural integrity. Currently, it is very challenging to identify reinforcing steel corrosion until the corrosion has already developed and caused cracking of the surrounding concrete from the rust products. More

Rockslide closes I-40 again; westbound route blocked for 2 weeks
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A rockslide near the North Carolina-Tennessee border has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 40, North Carolina transportation officials say. In the meantime, it'll mean plenty of headaches for motorists headed to Tennessee or points farther west on I-40. More
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