Operations & Preservation

Operations & Preservation

Operations & Preservation topics include: Maintenance & Preservation, Operations & Traffic Management, Security & Emergencies, Asset Management

Operations & Preservation

Submitted by (@meegoda)

Impact of State Aid on Local Roads

Renovation of local roads should depend primarily on the condition state of roads, and secondarily on traffic volume. However, those two important criteria are ignored by local governments while prioritizing roads for repairing upon receiving the state aid. State leverages local funds to renovate or resurface the roads with pedestrian paths and bike lanes. As a result, roads receiving state aid are only renovated or ...more »

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Submitted by (@gary.vetro)

Self-Healing Concrete as a Corrosion Preventative on Steel Structures

The universities of Binghamton and Rutgers are studying the use of a fungus to create a self-healing concrete. While the study still has to investigate the effect on key traits such as strength, I believe that the corrosion prevention aspect could be utilized in absence of the resolution of these issues. By coating a steel structure in a couple of inches of self-healing concrete that will continuously heal ...more »

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Submitted by (@billragozine)

Bump Integrator for NJDOT vehicles

A Bump Integrator, a mechanical device for measuring road roughness, is a response-type roughness meter that is imbedded in a small trailer attached to the back of a vehicle. This is a mechanical instrument that measures the relative displacement of a vehicle's suspension in relation to the body of the vehicle. It is equipped with sensors to monitor the "bumps". If SSP and other applicable NJDOT vehicles were equipped ...more »

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