Public Roads, Vol. 1, No. 3
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Public Roads, Vol. 1, No. 3

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      July 1918
    • Abstract:
      Since it was first published in 1918, Public Roads has covered advances and innovations in highway and traffic research and technology, critical national transportation issues, important activities and achievements of Federal and State governmental highway offices, and subjects of interest to highway industry professionals. Public Roads continues to promote highway research and technology transfer.

      The first two issues of Public Roads were created by Office of Public Roads and Rural Engineering in the Department of Agriculture before being passed to the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Good Roads. Beginning in July 1939, authorship of Public Roads passed to the U.S. Federal Works Agency, Public Roads Administration. The Bureau of Public Roads (first in the General Services Administration, and then at the Department of Commerce) took over Public Roads in August 1949. With the creation of a unified Department of Transportation in 1967, the Bureau of Public Roads and the Public Roads journal came under the authority of the Federal Highway Administration in April 1967. The Bureau of Public Roads was phased out in autumn 1970 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). FHWA has continued to produce Public Roads from October 1970 to the present. Under FHWA leadership, Public Roads has transformed from a journal to a magazine, and migrated from a bi-monthly print publication to a quarterly electronic publication.

      The article titles in this issue of Public Roads include: $280,000,000 Put into Highways and Bridges by States in 1917; Connecticut Turns to Labor-Saving Devices; Constant Effort by Paid Force Advocated in Colorado; Constructing a Concrete Road at Marine Camp in Winter; Drainage Increasingly Vital with Growth in Heavy Traffic; Idaho Economizes Effectively Through Use of Motor Trucks; Illinois Roads in Good Condition; Lower 36-foot Concrete Bridge to Remedy Subsidence; Machinery Keeps Kansas Roads in Shape; Maintenance of Our Highways; Maintenance Yards Established by California; Montana Puts Greatest Effort into Keeping up Market Roads; New Jersey Has Millions to Keep up Roads; New Hampshire Uses Old Methods; Pennsylvania Planned Long Ahead to Meet Needs; Portable Machine and Auto-Truck Reduce Difficulties in Michigan Power Operated Machinery Saves Time and Money on Utah Roads; Soil Conditions Make Situation in Nevada Difficult; State Highway Management, Control, and Procedure; Washington Makes a Record in Federal Aid Accomplishment; Washington Work Well in Hand; Wisconsin Adopts Patrol System

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      These documents are disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, in the interest of information exchange.

      The U.S. Department of Transportation does not endorse any manufacturers, products, or services cited herein and any business or trade names that may appear in these documents have been included only as necessary to further the purpose of the documents.

      These documents are works of the United States Government and are in the public domain (see 17 U.S.C. §105). Subject to the stipulations below, the documents may be distributed and copied with acknowledgment to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Copyrights to graphics or text excerpts included in these documents are reserved by the original copyright holders or their assignees and are used herein under the Government’s licenses or by permissions. Requests to use any images must be made to the provider or providers identified in the image credits or to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, if no providers are identified. Published in the United States of America, from 1918 to 1994. For reuse, contact the Federal Highway Administration at

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