View from the road - March 2014
March arrives and our thoughts turn to spring and away from a long winter and dreary predictions by a certain groundhog. For the Local Roads Program, our spring workshop season starts at the end of March with three Basics of a Good Road workshops downstate during the week of March 24th. There is still plenty of room in all of our workshops between now and Highway School. Also, if you are interested in a workshop not scheduled, please let us know and we can schedule a requested workshop in your area. -David Orr, PE
Spring 2014 workshop schedule
Basics of a Good Road
Asphalt Paving Principles
Highway Department’s Legal Liability
Roadway & Roadside Drainage
Work Zone Traffic Control for Local Roads
Other training events
To see what’s happening in the State, check out our online Calendar.
Warm-mix asphalt wins innovation award
The Construction Innovation Forum (CIF) has awarded the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) the 2013 NOVA Award for working to speed the deployment and uptake of warm-mix asphalt. More (Better Roads)
Road crews - be alert!
A plane lands on a major expressway, but no motorists were harmed. How? An alert pothole repair crew shut off traffic in time. More (New York Post)
Sharing the Roadways in Amish Country. See the video.