The Salt Lake Tribune reported today that the Utah Department of Transportation is experimenting with technological systems that could eventually allow cars to talk to one another or with traffic signals. UDOT’s director of intelligent-transportation systems, Blaine Leonard, is “part of a nationwide technical group trying to work out details and standards.” Read More
This September marks a year since the devastating floods of 2013. In that year, Coloradans have seen an amazing outpouring of strength and resilience. In a feature article on the flood event in March of this year, industry news magazine Roads and Bridges commented that “The public-private-sector response to the flash floods—which took place during monsoon rains Monday through Sunday Sept. 9-15—was so productive that the last major highway [SH 7] was reopened the day before Thanksgiving.” Read More
The US 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River, approximately 7 miles west of Steamboat Springs, was identified as one of several bridges in Colorado in poor condition. These bridges were prioritized for replacement utilizing the Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) administered by the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE). Read More
Throughout the construction of the project, [RockSol’s materials tester’s] performance has been exemplary. His work habitats and testing protocols are very meticulous, and he had done everything asked of him and more…In the administrative area, RockSol clearly understands the CDOT task order contracting system, and their invoices were always timely and accurate.