FHWA Terminates Interim Approval of RRFB's in the US

Source: Carmanah Traffic Article

"On December 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) terminated the Interim Approval for Optional Use of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (IA-11). The FHWA’s position, as stated in their termination announcement, is that the RRFB is subject to current and pending patents and, as such, may not be included in the MUTCD or any interim approval. If you have not yet read the notice, it can be viewed on the following link:


Verona Road Reconstruction is named #1 Road Project of 2017

Source: Roads & Bridges Magazine Online Article, October 2017

Roads & Bridges Magazine, a trade publication covering the transportation, roadway construction, and road maintenance division, has named the Verona Road Reconstruction project in Madison, WI the #1 Road Project in 2017. Below you will find a link to the online article, along with a video of the project.


Harvest season is time for drivers to practice patience, share roads with farmers

Source: Wisconsin DOT, The Connector Online, October 4th

"Wisconsin is home to 68,700 farms totaling more than 14.4 million acres. Nearly 12 percent of the state’s employment is related to agriculture, a major economic driver creating $88.3 billion in annual impact.

Those are just a few reasons why, especially throughout the fall harvest, drivers might see additional heavy machinery on the roads.

Radar Speed Signs

Radar Speed Signs, or also known as Driver Feedback Signs, are designed to slow speeders down by alerting them of their speed through a digital display board. Ultimately, the use of Radar Speed Signs makes the roads safer for pedestrians and drivers. Due to their effectiveness as a Traffic Calming Device, they are being used across the country and the world. There have been tests performed that consistently show that Speeders will reduce their speed the majority of the time, and overall compliance with the posted speed limit will increase.

Work Zone Safety - It's in your hands

Source: State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Website)

As Road Construction Season is upon us, Decker Supply Co., Inc. would like to remind everyone to drive safe and be attentive in work zones. WisDOT has a great article on their website discussing Work Zone Safety, specifically regarding Cell Phone use in Work Zones.

"Starting Oct. 1, 2016, it is illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone.