April 2014 Volume 84, Number 4
Better Roads April 2013 1
PRODUCTS & SERVICE
24 New Road Products 26 Advertiser Index 27 Marketplace
3 Transportation Talk: REACH
Part 2: Why it's so important to put
structural framework in place to pro-
tect our equipment supply chain.
22 In Court: U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers denies $35 million
contractor claim for work based on
Type 1 Differing Site Conditions.
28 Kirk Landers: The United States
has nearly three times as many traf-
ﬁ c fatalities per 100,000 people as
Sweden. Here's what we can learn.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
If your agency or crew has
worked on an exceptional project,
or if you want to share your
thoughts on current transporta-
tion issues, email your ideas for
a blog or contributed story to
Online Managing Editor Amanda
and Editor-at-Large Tina
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Volvo partners with Lego Group
Volvo announces a new partnership with Lego Group to develop Lego
construction equipment models. betterroads.com/volvo-lego
Through some trial and error in storage, different application
equipment and roadway applications, one city's continued
use of liquids has evolved into innovative treatment methods
in its winter maintenance program. Plus, an app for winter
weather operations and safe roads + clean water.
Snow and Ice Control Equipment
and Techniques for Snowfighters
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ROAD SCIENCE: Seal or No Seal?
APPLICATIONS & INNOVATIONS:
Behind the Design of Colombia's
First Four-Lane Road
In the long run, does it pay an agency to seal sawed concrete
expansion joints and maintain the seals throughout time? The
debate continues, but here are some tips to determine the most
effective strategy for your agency.
Mario Huertas Corporation is one of Colombia's
top highway contractors and won a $400 million,
five-year highway contract to design and build
this major part of the country's infrastructure.
VIDEO: Could 'beer money' help solve our infrastructure problem? betterroads.com/kip-moore-conexpo
• Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in
TIGER grants: betterroads.com/obama-reauthorization-bill
Contributed: Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world road building experience
A partnership between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and a professor at
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) gives engineering students a chance to get real-
world experience and learn from state engineers. betterroads.com/cal-poly-pomona-caltrans