January 2015                      Issue 9
In This Issue
2015 Roadway Safety Poster Contest
Superpave Show and Tell
Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Program
Staying Safe in Winter Weather
NHTSA SuperBowl Campaign

The new 2015 T2 Training Calendar is now available!
Click here to view training opportunities available in 2015

  Will YOU Be This Month's Winner?
The first person to take our Professionalism in Public Works Quiz and email us with the correct answers will win a free spot in a T2 Training of their choice and be featured in next month's newsletter! 

Congratulations to the Town of Marlborough!
Congratulations to Eric Ramm, Public Works Unit Supervisor for the Town of Marlborough for being the first to correctly answer all of the questions in our quiz last month! Eric won a free spot in the T2 Training of his choice. Click here to see answers from last month's quiz.
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2015 Roadway Safety Poster Contest is Underway!


Each year the T2 Center holds our Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children. We want to make roadway safety a priority and are asking the children of Connecticut to help promote roadway safety through art. Students in grades K-6 are invited to submit their original artwork for the chance to win big prizes and be recognized at the Work Zone Safety Week Press Conference held in March.


To go along with the poster contest, we have also developed a short animated video for children explaining how they can be safe on the road. Please share this video with your own kids, your crews and their children and your local school, and help us keep all children in CT safe on the roadway. 

UConn Hosts a Superpave Show & Tell


The T2 Center will be hosting a Superpave Show and Tell. The event will address recent conversations on Superpave vs Marshall Mix and will include:

  • Myths of Superpave
  • Q&A with James Mahoney, Director of the Connecticut Advanced Pavement Laboratory (bring your questions/concerns)
  • A lab demonstration on the differences between Superpave and Marshall Mix

We are looking forward to this dialogue with municipal agencies.


Introducing T2's Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Program

The T2 Center is very pleased to introduce the Traffic Signal
Circuit Rider Program, designed to help local municipal agencies effectively manage their traffic signals. The CT Traffic Signal Circuit Rider will provide no cost technical assistance and training to local agency representatives responsible for municipal traffic signals. For more information about the services that are available through the program, visit our website, or contact our Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Kevin Burnham.

Staying Safe in the Winter Weather

In addition to cold stress, there are other winter weather related hazards that workers may be exposed to when performing tasks such as driving in the snow, removing snow from rooftops and working near downed or damaged power lines. Find out how to keep you and your crew from these and more winter hazards, with this article from OSHA.

NHTSA's "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" Campaign Materials Released

The SuperBowl is right around the corner. As everyone gets ready for SuperBowl parties and plans fun with friends, NHTSA wants to remind all drivers that it's dangerous to drive after drinking. Want to improve awareness about drunk driving in your town?
 Click here to access NHTSA's campaign materials including posters, banners and videos and help make people aware of the dangers of drinking and driving in your town.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future Connecticut Crossroads topics, please feel free to email the designer Nicole Creaturo at [email protected].