Road Traffic Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the roadtraffic-technology.com web site http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/ en-us http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/ Road Traffic Technology-Updates http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Vehicular traffic volume grows in the US, says FHWA report http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsvehicular-traffic-volume-grows-in-the-us-fhwa-report-4359483 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsvehicular-traffic-volume-grows-in-the-us-fhwa-report-4359483 The volume of traffic in the US has grown drastically between July 2013 and June this year, according to the latest 'Traffic Volume Trends' report by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Dukhan Highway Central http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/dukhan-highway-central/ http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/dukhan-highway-central/ Currently under development by Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal), the Dukhan Highway Central project involves the construction of a 15km-long new dual four-lane expressway running from the current Wajbah Interchange to 1km east of the Al Shaha… Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Australian Government allocates $2.1bn to improve local roads http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-government-allocates-21bn-to-improve-local-roads-4357980 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsaustralian-government-allocates-21bn-to-improve-local-roads-4357980 The Australian Government has passed the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill, which will provide $2.1bn for the country's Roads to Recovery. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT World Bank to fund $107m to India to improve road connectivity in Mizoram http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsworld-bank-to-fund-107m-to-india-to-improve-road-connectivity-in-mizoram-4357993 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsworld-bank-to-fund-107m-to-india-to-improve-road-connectivity-in-mizoram-4357993 The World Bank and the India Government have signed a $107m credit agreement for the Mizoram State Roads II - Regional Transport Connectivity Project to improve transportation between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Dufferin Construction secures $83m contract to improve Highway 427 in Ontario, Canada http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdufferin-construction-secures-83m-contract-to-improve-highway-427-in-ontario-canada-4356724 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsdufferin-construction-secures-83m-contract-to-improve-highway-427-in-ontario-canada-4356724 Canada-based Dufferin Construction has secured an $83m contract from the state government of Ontario to improve and widen Highway 427. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Philippines begins bidding for Plaridel Bypass Road project in Bulacan http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsphilippines-begins-bidding-for-plaridel-bypass-road-project-in-bulacan-4356736 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsphilippines-begins-bidding-for-plaridel-bypass-road-project-in-bulacan-4356736 The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Philippines has started the bidding process and procurement activities for the 7.74km extension of Plaridel Bypass Road Project from Bustos to San Rafael, Bulacan. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT West Virginia eyes private public partnership model for Coalfields Expressway http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newswest-virginia-eyes-private-public-partnership-model-for-coalfields-expressway-4356210 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newswest-virginia-eyes-private-public-partnership-model-for-coalfields-expressway-4356210 The government of West Virginia, US, is planning to adopt private public partnership (PPP) model for the construction of the new Coalfield Expressway. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Columbia River Crossing, Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/columbia-river/ http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/columbia-river/ Columbia River Crossing (CRC) was the replacement of the 90-year-old Interstate-5 bridge which spans from SR500 in Vancouver, Washington to Victory Boulevard in Portland, Oregon. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT UK to invest £24bn to add 900 miles of highways by 2021 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-invest-24bn-to-add-900-miles-of-highways-by-2021-4356220 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsuk-to-invest-24bn-to-add-900-miles-of-highways-by-2021-4356220 The UK Government plans to invest £24bn in 900 additional miles of road to its strategic highway network by 2021. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Australia Government allocates funds to upgrade North West Coastal Highway http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-government-allocates-funds-to-upgrade-north-west-coastal-highway-270814-4355006 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-government-allocates-funds-to-upgrade-north-west-coastal-highway-270814-4355006 The Australian Government has allocated A$174m ($162m) in funding to upgrade the North West Coastal Highway in Western Australia. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT ASHTD to work with City of Bentonville on Eighth Street expansion http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsashtd-to-work-with-city-of-bentonville-on-eighth-street-expansion-4355074 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsashtd-to-work-with-city-of-bentonville-on-eighth-street-expansion-4355074 The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (ASHTD) in the US is to collaborate with the City of Bentonville on its $53m Eighth Street expansion project. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Manor Expressway, Texas http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/manor-expressway/ http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/projects/manor-expressway/ The Manor Expressway project is a 6.2-mile (10km) limited-access road being built in Travis County, Texas, US. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT FLIR Systems launches thermal night-vision cameras to enhance road safety http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsflir-systems-launches-thermal-night-vision-cameras-to-enhance-road-safety-4353186 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsflir-systems-launches-thermal-night-vision-cameras-to-enhance-road-safety-4353186 FLIR Systems Australia has launched a range of new thermal night-vision cameras that can be installed in vehicles to automatically detect people, animals or objects in the dark. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Philippines releases $36.4m for Cavite-Laguna Expressway project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsphilippines-releases-364m-for-cavite-laguna-expressway-cala-project-4353181 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsphilippines-releases-364m-for-cavite-laguna-expressway-cala-project-4353181 The Department of Budget and Management of Philippines has released PHP1.6bn ($36.4m) to partially fund the right-of-way acquisitions and contract services for the PHP35.4bn ($807m) Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALA) project. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Kansas Department of Transportation to invest $1.2bn on road improvement projects http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newskansas-department-of-transportation-to-invest-12bn-on-road-improvement-projects-4350688 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newskansas-department-of-transportation-to-invest-12bn-on-road-improvement-projects-4350688 The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) in the US has unveiled a plan to invest $1.2bn over the next two years to improve the condition of roads and bridges in the state. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Substandard roads cost Alabama drivers $3.1bn, says TRIP report http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newssubstandard-roads-cost-alabama-drivers-31bn-trip-report-4350731 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newssubstandard-roads-cost-alabama-drivers-31bn-trip-report-4350731 US-based transportation research organisation TRIP has published a new report, which indicates that the deficient and congested roads in Alabama cost its drivers $3.1bn each year. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Iran and Turkey sign MoU to construct Tabriz-Bazargan highway http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsiran-and-turkey-sign-mou-to-construct-tabriz-bazargan-highway-4349104 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsiran-and-turkey-sign-mou-to-construct-tabriz-bazargan-highway-4349104 Iran and Turkey's Birgiz have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build the 255km-long Tabriz-Bazargan highway. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Scotland to start construction on £3bn A9 dualling six months early http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsscotland-to-start-construction-on-3bn-a9-dualling-six-months-early-4349421 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsscotland-to-start-construction-on-3bn-a9-dualling-six-months-early-4349421 The Scottish Government has started construction on the £3bn A9 dualling scheme six months ahead of schedule. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Plans for new interchange for Calder Highway in Australia unveiled http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsplans-for-new-interchange-for-calder-highway-in-australia-unveiled-4348025 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsplans-for-new-interchange-for-calder-highway-in-australia-unveiled-4348025 The Australian Government has unveiled the designs of a new interchange that is to be built between the Calder and Calder Alternate highways. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Westcotec-Vehicle Activated Signs and Interactive Road Signs http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/contractors/driver_info/westcotec/ http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/contractors/driver_info/westcotec/ Westcotec in Norfolk, England, designs, manufactures and supplies a comprehensive and complete range of vehicle-activated road signs and interactive signs to meet the need for any traffic control system requirement. These include speed limit signs, s… Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT