Better Roads

April 2014

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April 2014 Volume 84, Number 4 Contents 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 Contribute: 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 Bayhi at amanda.bayhi@randallreilly. com. com and Editor-at-Large Tina Grady Barbaccia at tinabarbaccia@ Volvo partners with Lego Group Volvo announces a new partnership with Lego Group to develop Lego construction equipment models. 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 Trending Online Subscribe to our newsletter! For daily news updates sent directly to your inbox, subscribe to our free newsletter. Visit to sign up. 4 /BetterRoadsMagazine @betterroads 10 16 ROAD SCIENCE: Seal or No Seal? APPLICATIONS & INNOVATIONS: HIGHWAY CONTRACTOR: 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. Top Reads: • VIDEO: Could 'beer money' help solve our infrastructure problem? • Obama proposes $302 billion, 4-year reauthorization bill, announces availability of $600 million in TIGER grants: Contributed: Cal Poly Pomona engineering students get real-world road building experience from Caltrans 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.

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