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Route 30 near Long Lake Reopen

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced last weeks reopening of Route 30 following the completion of a culvert repair that closed six miles of the highway for a month between Long Lake, Hamilton County, and Tupper Lake, Franklin County a vital sitting between two tourist destinations in the North Country. “We are pleased to be reopening Route 30 in time for Memorial Day, ensuring that residents and travelers can get to where they want to go for this busy holiday weekend,” Commissioner Karas said.  “Construction crews worked seven days a week to expedite the project and support the mobility of this important North Country economic corridor, minimizing impacts to both motorists and area wildlife.” Read More >>

Lyme to Build New Storage Facility For Road Salt and Sand​​​​​​​

Highway Superintendent Patrick D. Weston hopes to lose less road salt and sand in the rain and cold when the town has a new storage facility built outside Chaumont. While the town has an enclosed storage facility for road salt, it has been stockpiling sand, which workers mix with salt, in an exposed pile behind the municipal office on East Main Street. Without having an enclosure for the sand, Mr. Weston said the rainfall has caused tons of it to run off from the pile. Read More >>

National News

Looking Back: The Birth and Evolution of Highway 99 in South Snohomish County

Most new highways open with a ceremony, including a ribbon cutting and some speeches by dignitaries — maybe even a brass band. However, the opening of Pacific Highway (Highway 99 or SR99) at the Snohomish/King County line was different. At the county line, the highway to Everett opened sometime very early on Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 1927, with little more than a whimper. It was what soon followed that began a wild and bumpy ride along a three-mile stretch of the highway — it would last for several years. Read More >>

Improving Our Roads: Development Comes Before Infrastructure

Traffic concerns are nothing new in Wilmington, as more development takes hold, and more homes and apartments are developed, additional traffic will follow. For some, the solution is simple, stop development until road improvements are made, but that is not how things work, NCDOT Spokesman Brian Rick said. Read More >>

International News

Give Some Attention to Road Safety

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) has been up front, urging the new government to prioritise the matter of road safety. President of the BRSA, Sharmane Roland-Bowen, has been quoted as saying that her Association is willing to assist the new government in its efforts to keep all road users safe. According to this newspaper, her comments came against the backdrop of six road deaths last week, which brought the total for the year to 15. Read More >>

An Alliance for Progress

As industry seeks to bridge the infrastructure gap, delivery of many critical assets is still falling short. Organisations from across the spectrum of clients and supply chain are in agreement that the current operating model requires urgent review to ensure it is fit-for-purpose for what is an unprecedented period of investment. Frequent failure to hit targets for cost, schedule and output have made infrastructure and construction poor performers in today’s economic landscape. In response, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) recently launched P13 (see Highways June), with the intention of tackling this issue. Drawing heavily on the experience of regulated utilities in delivering both projects and programmes, P13 aims to overcome the series of disparate relationships between owners and suppliers that have a direct effect on both productivity and performance. Read More >>

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NYSCHSA Business Meeting & CEC Training Program, June 5, 2018

The New York State County Highway Superintendents' annual gathering during the Cornell Highway School is held next week in the Campus Center of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. This annual program starts off with a Superintendents Business Meeting, followed by an Education Session. The Continuing Education Consortium (CEC) typically hosts a one (1) PDH program, followed by an association reception and luncheon for all.  

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