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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 CH2M Hill Halcrow secures road maintenance contract in Qatar http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsch2m-hill-halcrow-secures-road-maintenance-contract-in-qatar-4347859 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsch2m-hill-halcrow-secures-road-maintenance-contract-in-qatar-4347859 Qatar's public works authority Ashghal has awarded a consultancy services contract to CH2M Hill Halcrow to manage its road operation and maintenance works. Tue, 19 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 Canada’s Saskatchewan government shortlists three teams for Regina bypass project http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newscanadas-saskatchewan-government-shortlists-three-teams-for-regina-bypass-project-4346461 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newscanadas-saskatchewan-government-shortlists-three-teams-for-regina-bypass-project-4346461 The government of Saskatchewan, Canada, has shortlisted three contractors to build the Regina bypass project, which is expected to cost approximately $1.2bn. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT BITRE reports decrease in Australian road fatality rate http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsbitre-reports-decrease-in-australian-road-fatality-rate-4346263 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsbitre-reports-decrease-in-australian-road-fatality-rate-4346263 New statistics from Australia's Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) have reported that the country's road fatality rate has dropped below five deaths for every 100,000 people. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Auckland Transport secures design funding to construct roads for South Eastern Busway http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsauckland-transport-secures-design-funding-to-construct-roads-for-south-eastern-busway-4346275 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsauckland-transport-secures-design-funding-to-construct-roads-for-south-eastern-busway-4346275 Auckland Transport has received design funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to construct road projects for the South Eastern Busway from Panmure Station to Pakuranga section of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI)… Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Louis Berger to manage construction of highway segment in Cameroon http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newslouis-berger-to-manage-construction-of-highway-segment-in-cameroon-4344264 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newslouis-berger-to-manage-construction-of-highway-segment-in-cameroon-4344264 US-based engineering services firm Louis Berger has signed a five-year contract to manage the construction of the first segment of the Yaoundé-Douala highway in Cameroon. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Ashghal to start Phase IV of C-Ring Road Project in Qatar http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsashghal-to-start-phase-iv-of-c-ring-road-project-in-qatar-4343711 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsashghal-to-start-phase-iv-of-c-ring-road-project-in-qatar-4343711 Qatar public works authority Ashghal is set to start work on Phase IV of its C-Ring Road Project on 15 August. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Jacobs secures A9 dualling contract from Scottish Government http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsjacobs-secures-a9-dualling-contract-from-scottish-government-4344104 http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsjacobs-secures-a9-dualling-contract-from-scottish-government-4344104 Engineering services firm Jacobs has secured a multi-million pound contract from the Scottish Government for the A9 dualling programme. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT