This article highlights various projects of state departments of transportation (DOTs). In Washington State, dowel bar retrofits are extending concrete pavement life up to 15 years. In Iowa, the DOT has "flattened" its organizational chart to improve the department's effectiveness. In Ontario (Canada), researchers are experimenting with advanced composite materials for use in bridges. In Colorado, a new aeronautical chart will help pilots plan logistical routes. In Minnesota, some rural delivery mailbox supports that present a safety hazard to motorists must be removed, according to new laws established in that state. In Virginia, the DOT produced its first computer-generated map. In Delaware, a value engineering program is designed to examine ways to cost-cut DOT projects. The Ohio DOT has won acclaim nationwide for its customer-oriented staff and its outreach efforts to small transit systems around the state. New legislation in Kansas will assign stiffer penalties to motorists ignoring Kansas work-zone speed limits. Finally, three of the Department of Transportation's National Service Projects were chosen for funding.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 73
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1996 12:00AM