May 2014 Volume 84, Number 5
Better Roads April 2013 1
PRODUCTS & SERVICE
24 New Road Products 26 Advertiser Index 27 Marketplace
3 Transportation Talk:
Finding strategies that work
and fail in transportation
22 In Court: Claims against the Georgia
Department of Transportation for increased
material costs are denied due to failure to
comply with claim-notice requirements.
28 The Last Word: A Missouri DOT
employee gets around congested highways
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 Grady
Educate Yourself...And Your Elected Ofﬁ cials:
Resources on our website can help you learn more about highway funding
and how to urge your elected ofﬁ cials to invest in infrastructure. betterroads.com/
New technologies and products can extend pavement life to
help address the chronic pavement problems of the highway
and bridge building industry. Web extra: Bridge Building on Alaska's
North Slope: Four bridges integral to the Alpine Satellite Development Program
faced environmental challenges.
Buying Time With U.S. Bridges
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ROAD SCIENCE: Down to Earth
Size Matters in Mix Grades
and Aggregate Shapes
Some geosynthetics enhance pavement longevity by separat-
ing good materials from bad while others promote water flow
from pavement structures as they facilitate drainage. Web extra:
Geosynthetics in bridge building.
Whether it's dense-graded, open-graded or gap-
graded mix or stone-matrix asphalt, mix design and
aggregate shape impact compaction.
5 Options for Avoiding Highway Trust Fund Insolvency: betterroads.com/5-options-avoid-htf-insolvency
• VIDEO: Watch these crews slide a half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place over the Ohio River:
Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness Sara Croke, president of Weather or
Not Inc., discusses the conversations snow managers should have with local meteorologists to prepare
for winter storms. betterroads.com/communication-for-winter-preparedness
On the cover: Photo courtesy of Bergkamp.