In this $3.1 million project, Janod Inc. crews are scaling an unstable rock slope and installing netting, rock bolts and dowels along the slope two miles north of Wenatchee. Crews also constructed a temporary shoulder “shoofly” traffic lane (towards the train tracks), that provides a work zone for cranes to access the slopes. Construction began Feb. 21, 2012 and should be complete by June. On US 97 (MP 253-261) Pateros to Brewster, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect minor traffic delays where crews are removing plastic pavement markings and lowering survey markers.
In this $6.2 million project Central Washington Asphalt crews are chip sealing 77 miles on 5 highways in Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties. The project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers. Sidewalk ramps in Waterville, Pateros and Brewster are also being upgraded to meet current Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. Work begins Apr. 30 and should be complete by Sept. Through Sept. 2012, the southern extension of the Apple Capital Loop Trail from the pedestrian bridge to Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park remains closed for reconstruction of trail sections including three new tunnels where the trail conflicts with the new ramp construction. Bicyclists and pedestrians are detoured to Valley Mall Parkway between 9th and 3rd Streets. (Note the bicycle/pedestrian trail from the east end of the bridge up to Valley Mall Parkway remains open.
Until May, the new third eastbound lane on the bridge deck remains closed and traffic continues to be detoured to a temporary loop ramp while tunnel installation for the bicycle/pedestrian path continues and the existing ramp is widened.
However, while most companies are good at collecting feedback, few are effective at responding and “closing the loop” on that feedback. Closed-loop feedback involves collecting, responding to, and monitoring customer feedback in real-time (or as close
It's a bridge deck replacement for the ramp that takes traffic from northbound New Hampshire Avenue onto the Beltway's outer loop. To speed up the work, the ramp will be closed after the morning rush Monday and will stay closed through mid-summer.
The survey also focuses on district operations, information sources and progress made toward meeting strategic plan goals. Once the survey has closed on Wednesday, April 25, the district will close the loop by sharing results with the community.
Two trails located on Bureau of Land Management land could be connected by summer if an environmental impact study clears their use. Plans call for the connection of the 1.3-mile Bob's Trail, the 4.75-mile Corrals Trail and a newly created small loop.
Survey of Telecom Professionals Reveals Severity of Challenges Facing Rural and Urban Broadband Capacity in the U.S.
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-- Exalt Communications today released the findings of an exclusive blind survey of telecom professionals revealing that the telecom industry is split regarding the best way to expand rural broadband penetration in the U.S. and enhance mobile broadband capacity in urban areas. The survey was conducted in Q1 2012 and includes responses from 124 telecom professionals, a majority of whom identified themselves as affiliated with tier one (44%) or tier two (11%) mobile operators. Respondents were asked for their opinions on U.S. broadband penetration, the role of government funding, connectivity in rural areas, and the expansion of mobile backhaul capacity in urban centers.
"Considering the head start the U.S. once had, today's broadband networks are woefully inadequate," said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. "We sponsored this survey to better understand why, in terms of broadband speed and penetration, the U.S. is falling behind smaller countries with fewer resources. By polling only telecom executives, engineers, and field techs, we thought we'd gain some insights or, at least, find some consensus that could help us understand if product deficiencies might be behind the slowdown. Instead, we found misperceptions and disaccord on the future of broadband networks in both rural and urban regions of the U.S.
"It seems broadband service providers could agree on only one issue – that they're not making enough money," said Zoufonoun.