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First VRAM Project in Metro Minneapolis to Take Place this Year!

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Pavements are a very important asset to any state Department of Transportation. In Minnesota, they are valued at $29.5 billion. In fact, pavements have the largest replacement value of all assets owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).(1)  You can imagine how important extending the life of pavements is...
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Initiatives of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)

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Toward Zero Deaths Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national initiative to eliminate highway fatalities founded in 2009. The ATSSA Foundation's mission is to support injured or fallen roadway workers and their families, impacted by roadway work zone crashes. This national strategy on highway safety to advocate for eliminating serious...
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What is the History of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)?

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Roadway construction season has arrived! Construction zones are often full of obstacles and potential hazards, so it is important to stay alert and follow all posted signs and instructions. As we all know, roadway construction is a necessary part of keeping our roads safe and maintained. By being aware, alert and...
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It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

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Spring is finally here, and that means construction season is underway! As we all know, construction zones can be extremely dangerous places for both drivers and workers. That's exactly why the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) hosts its annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), this year from April 11-15....
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A Materials Approach to Improving Asphalt Pavement Longitudinal Joint Performance

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James Trepanier, Illinois Department of TransportationJohn Senger, Illinois Department of TransportationTodd Thomas, Asphalt Materials, Inc.Marvin Exline, Asphalt Materials, Inc. https://vimeo.com/497318812/8d291ef4d2 After performing for 12 years, the IDOT test pavements were evaluated and found to have longitudinal joints that exhibited significantly better performance than the control joint sections and were in...
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Harsh weather, heavy traffic, or cars going 220 miles an hour: RPE tackles it all

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Every year since 1914, members of the transportation industry have traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana for the Purdue Road School. This year’s event was attended by more than 3,000 attendees from a variety of transportation fields. The Wednesday luncheon featured a fireside chat between Purdue President Mitch Daniels and Ford...
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