Maintenance Sessions and Papers from the 2024 TRB Annual Meeting February 20, 2024 - No Boundaries has published a listing of technical sessions and papers related to maintenance for the 2024 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The compendium includes each poster and lectern session’s […]
Montana Evaluates High Friction Surface Treatments for Bridge Decks February 13, 2024 - While polymer overlays have many advantages over traditional concrete overlays, they tend to cost more upfront. To better understand how the treatments compare in durability and cost-effectiveness, the Montana Department of Transportation installed polymer overlays on four of the state’s bridge decks and monitored the structures’ performance for several years.
Webinar to Discuss the Importance of Planting Locally Adapted Native Seeds February 6, 2024 - Seeds that are native to a local environment tend to be more resilient and require less maintenance than other seed varieties when used in roadside plantings.
Virginia Reviews Chip Seal Practices January 30, 2024 - Chip seals are one of the most common treatments for extending the service life of asphalt pavements. To ensure its chip seals are achieving the intended results, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted an assessment of eight pavement resurfacing projects across the state.
Illinois Develops Guidance for Designing Smart Work Zones January 23, 2024 - Smart work zone systems offer to provide real-time information to drivers and increase safety for maintenance workers. However, states have little guidance for determining when smart work zones should be […]
FHWA Highlights Innovations from No Boundaries Members January 16, 2024 - The January/February 2024 issue of Innovator, the bimonthly newsletter of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), recognized the efforts of a number of No Boundaries member states.
Ohio Investigates Herbicide Application Improvements January 9, 2024 - While many transportation agencies have adjusted their traditional roadside maintenance work to encourage pollinator habitats, vegetation management along roadsides remains critical to ensure signs and guardrails are always visible and […]
Arizona Evaluates Fence Tags for Reducing Animal-Vehicle Collisions January 3, 2024 - Animals that enter a roadway increase the risk of motorist injuries, fatalities and property damage – especially when the animal is a large ungulate such as an elk or deer.
Illinois Develops Method for Evaluating Chip Seal Quality December 19, 2023 - Chip seals are a common treatment for extending pavement service life and improving surface texture and friction.
Florida Develops a Resilience Index for State-Owned Roads and Railways December 12, 2023 - In response to the increased frequency and intensity of natural and human-made disasters in recent years, many states are making preparations now to mitigate any potential disruptions to the public transportation system. To ensure its road and railway assets will be able to return to normal quickly after a hurricane or other disaster, the Florida Department of Transportation considered past and projected maintenance activities and other factors in its research effort to quantify and measure the vulnerability of its surface transportation system.