Monthly Archives: March 2011

Winter Weather on its Way

So much for March coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb. The April showers are coming but in all likelihood they will be mixed with what is hoped to be the last blast of snow this seemingly endless winter. Disclaimer– … Continue reading

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Winter says “not so fast” to Spring

The Weather Channel is reporting this afternoon that a “possible major Northeast snowstorm” could develop later this week. Unfortunately this isn’t a premature April fool’s joke as we prepare to turn the calendar. Check for further updates later in the week.

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National Work Zone Safety Week

National Work Zone Safety Week (April 4-8) is just around the corner. The theme for this year is, “Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.” This article, by Tracy Scriba of the FHWA, looks back at a decade of NWZSW and it’s effort to … Continue reading

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Help with March Newsletter Crossword Puzzle

There was an oversight in the design of the March newsletter crossword puzzle. After setting it up, a couple articles that contained answers clues ended up being held for the June newsletter. So as it stands now, the March crossword is … Continue reading

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Geosynthetics Workshop Announced

Vermont Local Roads announced last week that the workshop “Geosynthetics for Local Roads Maintenance and Construction,” will be held on Tuesday, May 3 in Rutland and Wednesday, May 4 in Berlin. This full-day 6 hour workshop will discuss the functions … Continue reading

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Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of March 21

This week’s Vermont Local Roads Toolbox Safety Talk takes a look at safety around suspended loads. Toolbox Safety Talk- Week of March 21

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Announcing the 2011 VLRP Pothole Predicament Competition

Is all this snow wreaking havoc on your roads and budget? Are your roads having a pothole party as a result of it? We want to know. E-mail a picture of the worst pothole in your town or district, the … Continue reading

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March 2011 Newsletter

The first 2011 edition of Vermont Local Roads News is now available to download. Visit our website, and navigate to “newsletters,” under the “resources” menu to download a copy in PDF format. Here’s a few highlights from the latest edition of the … Continue reading

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Secretary LaHood Answers Questions from the Public

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood utilizes a variety of social media tools- his blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. The DOT welcomes questions regarding transportation in this country to be submitted to Secretary LaHood through this wide variety of mediums. On … Continue reading

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Share your ideas on DOT Regulations

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced on his blog today the launch of a website to collect comments for the Department of Transportation’s regulatory review. LaHood writes the measure is part of President Obama’s Executive Order, “requiring federal agencies to ensure … Continue reading

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