The MassDOT Highway Division issues new Engineering Directive

The MassDOT Highway Division issued a new Engineering Directive dated 7/11/14. This directive formally issues a new version of the Construction Standard Details for use on all projects advertised after July 31, 2014.

The Engineering Directive and the new Construction Standard Details are available on the MassDOT website:

· E-14-003 – June 2014 Construction Standard Details
· June 2014 Construction Standard Details

Don’t Miss The 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

Don't Miss The 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

Unfamiliar with these products?
Would you like to know how they could help save you both time and money?
Share your experiences and listen to those of others at the
2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

We have 17 vendors, experts in pavement preservation, who will present information on:

Slurry Seals
Pavement Management Systems
High Strength Pavement Interlayer Reinforcement/Geogrid Subgrade & Base Aggregate Reinforcement Products
Ultra-thin Bonded HMA (NovaChip)
Stress Absorbing Interlayers (SAMI)
Paving Mastics
Warm Mix Asphalt
Pavement Marking Hot Tape Inlay & Grooved Markings
Cement Stabilized Fold-up Reclamation
Pervious Concrete Pavements
Polymer Modified Chip Seals
Comprehensive Pavement Restorations
Emerging Technologies for Pavement Management and Preservation
Hot-in-Place Recycling

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss pavement preservation alternatives with MassDOT, vendors, colleagues and other pavement experts that you can learn from.
June 17, 2014 ~ 8:00am – 3:30pm
Devens Common Center, Devens, Massachusetts

To learn more about this event and to register please
visit the Baystate Roads Program website at mass.gov/baystateroads.

Foreman I workshops provide the knowledge and skills to succeed

Foreman I workshops provide the knowledge and skills to succeed

This workshop covers the major elements of a foreman’s responsibilities in working with a crew, and is designed to enhance participants’ professionalism and confidence. Discussions will focus on various supervisory tasks as well as the communication and interpersonal skills required for success on the job.

The classes are open to all foremen or supervisors who are responsible for the day-to-day management of field operations for their towns. Whether you are a veteran foreman or someone who hopes to achieve that position in the future, you will benefit from this program.

Dr. Rockie Blunt will be the instructor for the workshop series. Dr. Blunt is president of Blunt Consulting Group, a West Boylston-based firm that offers management and organizational communications training and consulting services to companies and organizations throughout New England. He has worked extensively with municipal and state agencies, and has built a reputation as a lively speaker who delivers informative seminars.

The workshops will take place in August. For a complete listing of dates and locations, and to register for a class, please visit http://baystateroads.eot.state.ma.us/workshops/

Every Day Counts Webinar on High Friction Surface Treatments Scheduled for June 26

Every Day Counts Webinar on High Friction Surface Treatments Scheduled for June 26

Horizontal curves made up only 5 percent of our Nation’s highway miles in 2008. Yet, more than 25 percent of highway fatalities in the United States occur at or near horizontal curves each year. Some of the factors contributing to these crashes include excessive vehicle speed, distracted driving, driver error, and the deterioration of pavement surface friction.

As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST). HFST are the site-specific application of high-quality, durable aggregates using a polymer binder that restores and maintains pavement friction where the need for a safer pavement surface is the greatest. Transportation agencies that apply HFST to spot treat their problem locations can reduce a high percentage of the Roadway Departure crashes and wet crashes on their roadways.

This EDC Exchange will present information on HFST and how this technology can help you to improve safety for all users at curves, intersections, ramps and bridges in your jurisdictions. The Exchange will present a more in-depth look at how state and local agencies are implementing these innovative designs to solve some challenging problems.

Bonnie Polin, AICP, Chief Safety Analyst for the MassDOT Highway Division will lead the discussion.

She will also present two HSIP programs that could offer cities and towns a low cost systemic approach for local curves and the bike/pedestrian safety program.

Join the Federal Highway Administration, the Baystate Roads Program and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on June 26 beginning at Noon followed by the Webinar from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the

CMRPC Training Room
Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604
This Event is Offered Free of Charge

For more information and to register for this event visit the Baystate Roads Program, or call 413-577-2762.

Pavement Problems?

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We can help!

Join MassDOT and the Baystate Roads Program for the 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase. We are bringing together industry experts and municipal public works professionals to discuss the technical merits of pavement preservation maintenance treatments and to hear about how municipalities in Massachusetts are putting them to work.

Each company will present their technology at times throughout the day. There will also be plenty of time to visit each company’s booth to ask questions and gather information. Companies currently being represented include:

  • AECOM
  • All States Materials Group
  • BETA Group, Inc.
  • Comer Contracting
  • Crafco, Inc.
  • Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST)
  • Felix Marino Company
  • Highway Rehabilitation Corp.
  • Massachusetts Aggregate and Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Massachusetts Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association
  • MeadWestvaco
  • Road Recycling Council
  • Sealcoating, Inc.
  • Tensar Corporation
  • US ECO Products
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB)

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about:
• Ultrathin Overlays
• Stress Absorbing Inter-layers (SAMI)
• Slurry Seal
• Hot-in-place recycling
• Polymer Additives
• Paving Mastics
• Pavement Management Systems
• Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies
• and more!

The Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase will be held on June 17, 2014 at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA, from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm. For more information on this event please visit the Baystate Roads Program website or call 413-577-2762.

Only 3 Weeks Until the 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

The 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

Are you wondering what pavement preservation treatments might be best for the roads in your city or town? Wouldn’t it be great to find all of that information in one place, and on the same day!
Now you can!

Join MassDOT and the Baystate Roads Program for the 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase. We are bringing together industry experts and municipal public works professionals to discuss the technical merits of pavement preservation maintenance treatments and to hear about how municipalities in Massachusetts are putting them to work.

Each company will present their technology at times throughout the day. There will also be plenty of time to visit each company’s booth to ask questions and gather information. Companies currently being represented include:

  • AECOM
  • All States Materials Group
  • BETA Group, Inc.
  • Comer Contracting
  • Crafco, Inc.
  • Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST)
  • Felix Marino Company
  • Highway Rehabilitation Corp.
  • Massachusetts Aggregate and Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Massachusetts Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association
  • MeadWestvaco
  • Road Recycling Council
  • Sealcoating, Inc.
  • Tensar Corporation
  • 3M Traffic Safety Division
  • US ECO Products
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB)

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about:

  • Ultrathin Overlays
  • Stress Absorbing Inter-layers (SAMI)
  • Slurry Seal
  • Hot-in-place recycling
  • Polymer Additives
  • Paving Mastics
  • Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Pavement Management Systems and more!

The Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase will be held on June 17, 2014 at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. For more information on this event please visit the Baystate Roads Program website or call 413-577-2762.

Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Workshop

Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Workshop

Do you want to learn how to apply guidelines and policies to public rights-of-way?
This two-day workshop, developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The course will discuss the characteristics, accessibility and design elements of the pedestrian environment. Areas covered will include: driveways and curb ramps, street crossings, overpasses, underpasses, median and islands, intersections and roundabouts. Pedestrian signs and signals, including accessible pedestrian signals (APS) will also be covered.

The workshop will be taught by Ted Green, P.E. Ted is the engineering manager at the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP). He provides Americans with Disabilities Act training as it relates to the public right-of-way and other transportation related subjects. Ted has presented ADA courses with the Federal Highway Administration Resource Center staff and has been a trainer for the FHWA Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Train-the-Trainer.

The workshop will be offered in Northampton, at the Hotel Northampton, on June 3 and 4, and in Marlborough, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, on June 5 and 6. For more information and to register for the workshop, please visit the Baystate Roads Program website at mass.gov/baystateroads.