Crossing Guard Safety – a Recent Reminder

It can seem almost a routine role – the school crossing guard.  It is not and we have a reminder of it from early February when a law enforcement officer was struck within a marked crosswalk adjacent to a middle school, a split second after she pushed a student out of...

Full -Depth Reclamation for Urban Streets

We talked somewhat in-depth back in October about Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR), but many of you have since asked if FDR is as suitable in the urban street environment.  It turns out that’s an astute question. In October, we linked you to a couple of FDR projects we...

2022 Build a Better Mousetrap Competition is Underway!

Calling all innovators!  You live and breathe the search for a better mousetrap and your ideas need to be seen by others.  So, we’re hunting innovations and we know you have them.  We’ve seen them! The idea doesn’t have to move mountains; it just needs to move the...

Peak Season for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

We are in the peak of the winter (hopefully) and it is a smart time to catch up on equipment maintenance and other shop projects to get out of the cold and the wind a bit.  But some of those things don’t mix together well and it’s time to remind the entire crew of the...

Chip Seals in Their Many Forms

In the world of pavement preservation, some of the tools have narrower application and some are pretty versatile.  Chip seals are one of the tools that can serve a wide range of pavement distress conditions. Chip seal is one or more layers of aggregate embedded in...

Proven Safety Countermeasures

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has expanded its list of Proven Safety Countermeasures and you can probably find one or more that can be impactful for your roadway network.  There are now 28 countermeasures promoted by the Office of Safety, arranged under...