The Bridge Newsletter

Great Ideas, Safety

The Bridge - 29.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Preventing Aggregate Segregation in HMA
  • 2015 Great Ideas Challenge results
  • Lapeer CRC adopts systemic safety
  • Mobile apps for transportation professionals

Additional Links

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Great Ideas, Safety

The Bridge - 28.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Michigan: A longtime Pioneer in Traffic Safety
  • Geogrid Projects in Houghton and Baraga
  • Applications for Category F Grants now Open
  • New Technology at CTT On-site Training
  • Announcing the 2015 Great Ideas Challenge

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The Bridge - 28.3

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Future Transportation Professionals
  • Infrared Recycling for Pothole Repairs
  • Visually Assess Tightness of Lugnuts
  • Risk-based Asset Management

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The Bridge - 28.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Enhanced Delineation & Friction for Horizontal Curves
  • Childhood Passion, Lifelong Career
  • Online Winter Maintenance Resources
  • Minnesota Snow & Ice Control Handbook Updated
  • New Rules, Resources for ADA Compliance
  • Grader Paver Wins 2014 Great Ideas Challenge

Online Winter Maintenance Resources

Winter is fast approaching, and while many are preparing to keep warm and shovel immense amounts of snow, others are preparing to re-familiarize with best practices for winter operations. We've put together a collection of online resources for forecasting, plowing, deicing, salt use, and workforce managment. Hyperlinks to these resources can be found at:

http://michiganltap.org/WinterResources

 

Additional links in this issue:

White's Bridge Project

Facebook.com/RebuildWhitesBridge

WhitesBridgeHistoricalSociety.org

Minnesota Snow & Ice Control Handbook

www.mnltap.umn.edu/publications/handbooks/documents/snowice.pdf

Resources for ADA Compliance

fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/catmod.cfm?id=107

Resources for horizontal curves:

FHWA website on horizontal curves

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, FHWA, 2009

Low-Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety, FHWA, 2006

Safety Evaluation of Improved Curve Delineation

AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (Available for purchase from AASHTO)

Crash Modification Factor (CMF) Clearinghouse (search "horizontal curve")

2014 National Acceleration Bridge Construction Conference

www.2014abc.fiu.edu

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The Bridge - 28.1

Articles in this Issue: 

  • Water tower pays for other improvements
  • Safety peer exchange announced
  • Genesee CRC wins national safety award
  • Early engineering study saves money
  • Alcona CRC’s road to recovery after fire
  • Sign repair stand is safety on the cheap

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The Bridge - 27.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Modern Roundabout Works for City of Marquette
  • New Motor Grader Trainer
  • Ionia's GRS-IBS Construction
  • Continuing Education for Michigan's PE's
  • Updates for Traffic Regulators
  • Great Ideas Challenge

Links in this Issue:

Traffic Regulator Resources

CTT Continuing Education Policy

CTT Training Opportunities

Roundabout Resources

Great Ideas Challenge

 

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The Bridge - 27.3

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Refurbished and Multi-Use Trucks Reduce Fleet Costs
  • Update From the MDOT Load Rating Unit
  • Element Level Bridge Inspection Workshop
  • Minimizing Salt Bounce and Scatter

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Crack Sealing

The Bridge - 27.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Promising New Variations of Standard Chip Seal Practices
  • Life Lessons from Turning a Wrench
  • Using Facebook to Engage with the Public
  • New Sign Retro Resource
  • Tips for Communicating Effectively on Facebook

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The Bridge - 27.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Road Commissions "Like" Facebook
  • Excellence in Snow and Ice Control
  • Operations Showcase & Facility Tour
  • Winners of the Great Ideas Challenge
  • Training Saves Budget
  • LTAP Expands Loan Program

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The Bridge - 26.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • How the City of Novi Develops Leaders
  • A (True) Fish Story
  • Practical Public Relations
  • Wing Plow Cutting Edge from Truck Tires
  • Great Ideas Challenge
  • Urban and Rural Engineers of the Year

Resources:

To view submissions and winners from the 2012 Build a Better Mousetrap competition, view their National Entry Booklet.

Michigan LTAP's Great Ideas Challenge

Repurposing truck tires as wing plow cutting edges (you can find a print-friendly version here)

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