Demonstrates design issues and common problems with sidewalk accessibility from the perspective of pedestrians with disabilities. Uses video of pedestrians with disabilities navigating actual sidewalks and street crossings to illustrate problems with design and maintenance that hamper accessibility. Four segments focusing on – Pedestrians who use wheelchairs (10:00). – Pedestrians with ambulatory impairments (7:51). – Pedestrians with low vision (11:24). – Pedestrians who are blind (11:19). (n.d.) - VHS VIDEO (41:00).
Dr. Thomas Nelson of UW-Platteville draws on examples from throughout history to describe the characteristics of a good road. (1994) - VHS VIDEO (15:00).
Discusses safety improvements, capacity increase, cost reduction and traffic delay reduction provided by roundabouts. Intended for local government officials and staff audiences. (2001) - VHS VIDEO (10:00)
Shows how to drive through a roundabout, explaining the rules of the road for roundabouts. The rules are illustrated using video of traffic in a multi lane roundabout. Discussion of truck, pedestrian and bicycle travel through roundabouts is also included. Appropriate for presentation to officials and the public when roundabouts are proposed or are being opened to traffic. (Also available as part of Roundabout DVD – #19129) (2002) - DVD (10:00)
Interactive 2 CD-Rom set provides information on the Endangered Species Act as it applies to highway construction. Disk 1 provides an introduction to the ESA, an explanation of compliance to the ESA and a review of the independent duties an agency has under the Act. Disk 2 covers constructing to the ESA, two case histories and additional resources for inspectors. (2004) – TWO CD-ROMS.
Concentrates on erosion control on relatively large highway construction projects. Covers the use of various devices to control erosion during and after construction along with permanent installations. Many of the methods portrayed can be used on small as well as large projects. (1985) - VHS VIDEO (15:00)
Stresses the importance of planning for controlling soil erosion during construction. Shows how planning by municipalities, developers, and land owners can reduce erosion and protect water quality. Demonstrates several types of erosion control products. (n.d.) - VHS VIDEO (25:00)
Descriptive and visual account of the reaction of soils to freezing, a major cause of pavement damage. - VHS VIDEO (14:00)
An introduction to modern storm sewer concepts and the integral part played in them by corrugated steel pipe. Discusses types, planning, hydraulics, structural design and rehabilitation. Intended for engineers. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (23:00)
Encourages efforts to avoid construction delays due to road and utility conflicts. Provides examples of effective coordination and communication between highway agencies and utilities. (2002) - VHS VIDEO (20:00)
Four-part production focusing on testing the quality of concrete on site. Part 1 (14:00) describes sampling and testing for temperature and slump. Part 2 (17:00) describes testing air content and unit weight and making cylinders and beams for compression and flexual strength tests. Part 3 (18:00) focuses on 3 new tests for water content, thermal effects and maturity monitoring. Part 4 (18:00) focuses on new tests for temperature matched curing, velocity and nuclear density. (1994) – 4 VHS VIDEOS (67:00 total)
Shows the hazards associated with the demolition and removal of roads, structures, and utilities in preparation for new construction. Emphasizes personal safety by being knowledgeable about the job, the equipment and the plan. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (11:00). (Highway Work Zone Safety Series)
A good introduction and reminder of road construction safety hazards and precautions. Provides grading & paving examples accompanied by many practical safety tips. Focuses on individual responsibility and equipment safety topics. (1998) - VHS VIDEO (24:00)
This compilation of four videos provides a good overview of roundabouts, describing how roundabouts improve safety and reduce delay; explaining how to drive through them; and addressing frequent concerns and questions that often come up when a roundabout is proposed. The videos can be useful for presentation to officials and the public when roundabouts are proposed or are being opened to traffic. Titles include: “All About Roundabouts”, Wisconsin DOT (11:11), c2007. – “Roundabouts in Kansas”, Kansas DOT (10:00), c2004 (Also available separately – #18919). – “Driving Modern Roundabouts: Rules of the Road”, Washington State DOT (10:00), c2002 (Also available separately #18918). and “How Roundabouts Work”, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, (1:56). – DVD (33:07 – total)
Provides a good overview of roundabouts. Describes the safety improvements and traffic delay reductions provided by roundabouts and gives examples from Kansas. Explains how to drive through a single lane roundabout using driver’s eye view 3D animation. (Also available as part of Roundabout DVD – #19129) (2004) - DVD (10:00)
Discusses the safety advantages of roundabouts and the experiences of communities in Wisconsin who have constructed roundabouts. Includes interviews with local engineering, public works, police, and school officials discussing their experiences with the implementation of roundabouts. Intended for local government officials and staff. (n.d.) - VHS VIDEO (13:00)
Focuses on typical hazards faced by surveyors in highway work zones. Covers personal equipment, being alert, traffic control, natural hazards and hand tools. (1999) – VHS VIDEO (18:00). (Highway Work Zone Safety Series)
Highlights successful examples of reusing waste materials such as glass, ash, slag and foundry sand in highway construction in Wisconsin. Diverts these materials from landfills and lengthens the use of gravel and sandpits. (1999) - VHS VIDEO (25:00).