Late Breaking News: Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity

Remember back in our February 2021 e-newsletter we talked about the proposed rulemaking for the 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)?  Well, that’s not what this article is about, because we’re still waiting on that to wrap up.  But we...

Intersection Control Starts with…No Control

  We overuse traffic signals, Stop signs, and Yield signs.  There, we said it. Oh, we understand how it happens.  There’s a minority (but substantial number) of drivers who drive…well, let’s just say it, they drive like jerks.  Big, dumb stupid-head jerks.  We...

Poison Ivy – A Tailgate Safety Talk

 Poison Ivy can be found in a lot of places where public works personnel need to work, so learning to identify if, avoid it, control it (if you can), and treat its rash are important precautions to make sure a minor irritant doesn’t become something worse. What is it...

Let’s Talk About Pavement Markings

Pavement markings come in a variety of forms (short lines, symbols, long lines) and materials (oil and latex paints, epoxy, thermoplastic, retroreflective beads).  They also come with somewhat involved requirements and guidance in the Delaware Manual on Uniform...

Did You Mix QA with QC? You Monster!

Okay, we’re going to have a little fun here at the expense of academic researchers and probably someone at the Federal Highway Administration, who we’ll refer to as Trent, but along the way, we might accidentally learn you something about quality assurance in the work...