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IIJA Helping to Build Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

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Excerpt from the JULY – AUGUST 2022 Edition of TRANSPORTATION BUILDER Magazine from ARTBA, The American Road & Transportation Builders Association THE ARENA On the Road Again with DAVE BAUER | President & CEO, ARTBA Designing & Building Resilient Transportation Infrastructure More than 90 percent of American households have a...
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Building Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Requires Investment, Innovation & Collaboration

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Excerpt from the JULY – AUGUST 2022 Edition of TRANSPORTATION BUILDER Magazine from ARTBA, The American Road & Transportation Builders Association CHAIRMAN’S CORNER - by WARD NYE | Chairman & CEO, Martin Marietta Building Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Requires Investment, Innovation & Collaboration “At the federal level, the Infrastructure Investment and...
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Wisconsin DOT Research Recommends Extending Roadway Life with VRAM

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“This research helps to confirm the direction the​ department has taken with recent changes to longitudinal joint​ specifications.”​– Project Manager​ Dan Kopacz, WisDOT How to Create Better Longitudinal Joints? The longitudinal joint is the Achilles’ heel of every paved road. Road managers know the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint. As the road’s...
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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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Eau Claire County Wisconsin Using VRAM to Fill Air Voids in Centerline Joints

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Studies have shown that longitudinal joints in pavements are often the weakest areas of a road. Typically the joints are low in density, high in voids and thus are highly permeable. These areas become conduits to air and water infiltration which leads to damage and premature pavement failure. (1) VRAM...
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Calumet County Wisconsin Helping to Create Longer Lasting, Safer Roads

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Many states are looking for methods to improve longitudinal joint performance of their pavements, since these joints often fail before the rest of the surface. With the inherently lower density at the longitudinal joints we often see pavements fail by cracking, raveling, and potholing. Lower density is synonymous with higher...
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