Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tracking Roadkill

This is an interesting story  published by the New York Times earlier this month. It takes a look at mapping roadkill on highways using GPS technology and Google maps. Research in California is being conducted behind this data to predict … Continue reading

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New VTrans website feature

VTrans has launched a new feature on its website called “VTransparency” that enables a site visitor to search out projects taking place in communities all over the state. Here’s how it works, access the feature here and you will be prompted to search for … Continue reading

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Online Sign Retroreflectivity Webinar Being Offered by Michigan T2 Center

If you are unable to attend one of the Vermont Local Roads final two Sign Retroreflectivity & Pavement Markings Workshops (November 9 in St. Albans or November 10 in Fairlee), the Michigan Technology Transfer (T2) Center is offering three online webinar classes to … Continue reading

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Wet weather ahead

Batten down the hatches and grab an umbrella the next couple days. The National Weather Service in  Burlington is reporting the storm going through today will bring 1-2″ of rain to the region with wind gusts up to 35 mph. … Continue reading

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Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of September 27

This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk takes at look at seven common accident causes Toolbox Safey Talk 9-27.

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September Newsletter

The September edition of Vermont Local Roads News is now available for download. Some highlights from the fall issue of the quarterly: New highway signage communicates Vermont’s “Move Over” law Fall workshop calendar and publications survey How to balance your busy … Continue reading

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Toolbox Safety Talk, Week of September 20, 2010

This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk takes a look at proper lifting techniques and back injury prevention. Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of September 20

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A Benefit of Preventative Maintenance

Minnesota’s Doug Fischer, a highway engineer for Anoka County, is featured in this video explaining the anatomy of a pothole. Preventative maintenance in crack sealing during the summer months goes a long way in helping to stop potholes from forming during the winter … Continue reading

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Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of September 13

This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk addresses eye injuries in the workplace, and what can be done to prevent and treat them. Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of September 13. PursueCompliance.com has produced a video I’ve posted below that demonstrates … Continue reading

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Highway Maps

Here’s a sneak peek of a upcomming item in our September newsletter that will be out at the beginning of next week. VTrans offers a number of town, village and city highway maps on its website available here: http://www.aot.state.vt.us/planning/mapgis/town_maps1.htm It’s an … Continue reading

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