The Bridge Newsletter

The Bridge - 33.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Crack Sealing the Way to a Longer Pavement Service Life
  • The Idea to Innovate: Michigan LTAP Great Ideas Challenge
  • Flexible Financing for Small Communities
  • Michigan SIB Loans
  • Phil Strong: Improving Gogebic County Roads by 'Going Together'
  • TAMC Releases Michigan's 2019 Roads & Bridges Annual Report
  • TAMC Adjusting to the Times
  • System-wide Safety
  • Note Taking: Strategies for the Digital World

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The Bridge - 32.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Enzymes: A Stabilizing Force for Gravel Roads?
  • Pave. Recycle. Repeat. Michigan Agencies Recycling Millings for Road Maintenance
  • Drain Commissioners: A Benefit to Your Road down the Road
  • Tree Trimming in the Right of Way: How to Cut and Remove Trees in the ROW Safely
  • Innovation Synergy: UAS Videos Enhance Virtual Public Involvement Techniques
  • The Problem of Endangered Species

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Culverts, Asset Management

The Bridge - 32.3

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Wondering about Warranties? Michigan's New Local Agency Pavement Warranty Program
  • Out-engineering Nature's Engineers: How to Prevent Beavers from "Improving" Upon Your Culverts
  • In One County--The Two Names and Many Roles of Stuart "Mike" McTiver
  • Asset Management Trainings
  • Weather-Responsive Management Strategies

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Great Ideas

The Bridge - 32.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Weaving Technology into Asphalt: The Latest in Fiber-reinforced Pavements
  • 'Wheels' and 'Bridges' of the Michigan LTAP
  • Research in 'Your Back Yard': Minnesota's Local Road Research Board
  • Fraud Awareness and Prevention for Government Entities
  • Strategies for Disseminating Information
  • Take Note! LRRB Projects
  • TAMC 2018 Annual Report
  • Great Ideas Challenge
  • Paving Inspection

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The Bridge - 32.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Where the Rubber Meets the (Rubber) Road in Kalamazoo County
  • Better Not Forgotten: A Look at Michigan's Culvert Assets and the Pilot Attempt at Tracking Them
  • Of Legos, Lincoln Logs, and the Law: Building Success at Washtenaw CRC with Sheryl Siddall
  • Amendments to Public Act 51: How PA 323, 324, and 325 Will Affect You

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The Bridge - 31.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Thawcaster: Predicting Cookies-'n'-Cream-like Roads
  • Ingham County Road Department's Great Idea
  • LTAP's Engineers
  • Road Weather Management—Weather Savvy Raods
  • Sailing Towards Compliance with the IRT

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Safety, Asset Management

The Bridge - 31.1

Articles in this Issue: 
  • One Way To Muzzle a Citation: How the Appropriate Training Keeps You Safe at a Mine Site
  • How to Reach Seniors with Your Agency's Communications
  • Keeping Your Cool When Things Heat Up
  • Did You Know? IBR System™
  • What Makes the IBR System™ Unique?
  • Mechanisms for Change: Using the Michigan's Roads & Bridges Annual Report as an Asset Management Tool

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The Bridge - 30.4

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Texas Underseal: Cracking Up to Be a Good Treatment for Michigan Roads
  • Q&A on Preventive Maintanence with CPM Engineer Rob Green
  • Moving Michigan's Infrastructure into the 21st Century
  • Excel PivotTables, Easy as 1-2-3
  • 'The Guy that's Making an Improvment': Paul Spitzley
  • Announcement: Great Ideas Challenge
  • Announcement: MDOT Category F Applications for FY 2019

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The Bridge - 30.3

Articles in this Issue:

  • A Snow Plow’s Cameras & Lights: Keeping Them in Action
  • A Conduit for Compliance: Tackling PA 51 Data Submission
  • Pavement Markings: Reflecting More than What Meets a Driver's Eye
  • Pre-wetted Salt: Making Sense of New Salting Solutions
  • Tow Plows in Michigan
  • Making Ice Cream!
  • Highway Maintenance Conference
  • Selecting Pavement Marking Materials

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The Bridge - 30.2

Articles in this Issue: 
  • Seeking the Qualified: Qualifications-based Selection
  • Rising to the Challenge: Robert Laitinen
  • Mumblings on Rumblings
  • 2016 Great Ideas Challenge
  • Preventing Drowsy Driving
  • Once in a Thousand Years--A Michigan Storm Event
  • Stormproofing Principles Applied to Local Roads
  • Digitizing the Rumble Strip?
  • Free Transportation Asset Management for Elected Local Officials

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