Resilient Roads Roundtable announces innovators/influencers list

March 15th, 2022

The Resilient Roads Roundtable announces infrastructure innovators and influencers in the public sector and government agencies. Photograph courtesy Resilient Roads Roundtable The Resilient Roads Roundtable—a consortium of business, academia and government working together toward roads that are safer, smoother, more sustainable and better able to rebound from extreme conditions, without increasing the cost to build and […]

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DOT hosting brainstorming call on strategic plan

March 10th, 2022

DOT hosting brainstorming call on the agency's Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan on March 18. The March 18 DOT call for ideas will focus on the Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan, including many aspects of U.S. infrastructure. Photograph by Npangarkar (WMF), Creative Commons license Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)   The U.S. […]

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AGC and FMI Capital Partners to present webinars on implementation of the IIJA

January 24th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and FMI Capital Partners will host a two-part webinar on implementation and expanded market opportunities/outlook for the 2022 highway, federal and utility construction markets due to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and […]

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Twenty-five states introduce transportation funding bills

February 16th, 2021

State legislators in half the country introduced 61 transportation funding measures during January, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Geosynthetics for reinforcement and stabilization

June 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are widely used for reinforcement and stabilization, particularly in transportation-related applications, including base stabilization, reinforced soil slopes (RSS) and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. This issue of Geosynthetics considers many such applications from multiple viewpoints. Sachin Mandavkar and Mehari Weldu look at very tall MSE walls and RSS through several case studies in “Geogrid […]

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ISSMGE issues call for abstracts for 4th ICTG 2020

May 7th, 2019

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has released a call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), to be held Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Themes include many aspects of geotechnical engineering, including geosynthetics in transportation applications. […]

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Infrastructure funding remains uncertain

April 1st, 2019

Nearly a year has gone by since we published the June/July 2018 issue with a theme of “Geosynthetics Used in Highways and Bridges.” The editorial in that issue noted, “As of this writing, the White House and U.S. Congress are working on an infrastructure bill or bills after President Donald Trump released an infrastructure proposal […]

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Expanding a lakeside road with a reinforced soil slope

April 1st, 2019

Reconstruction of Hennepin County State Aid Highway 112 is a multi-phase project. Phase 1 was completed in fall 2018. Phase 1 included reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway as well as the construction of a bike trail between the road and the lake. The roadway/trail alignment is adjacent to the shoreline of Minnesota’s Long […]

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MnDOT tests structural synthetic fibers for use in thin concrete overlays

January 30th, 2019

Concrete pavements usually measure 8 to 15 inches thick. For many of these pavements, designers recommend placing dowel bars at the joints during the pour to assist the transfer of wheel load from heavy commercial and agricultural vehicles across concrete slab joints. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has found that dowel bars are not […]

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AASHTO elects new president, Workforce and funding are top priorities

September 25th, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) elected Carlos Braceras P.E., executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its new president and Missouri DOT Director Patrick McKenna as its vice president. “I’m honored and inspired to accept the role of AASHTO president during […]

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