U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
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In The News
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- New Data Show February Driving Topped 221 Billion Miles, 4/23/2015
“As traffic volume continues to grow nationwide, so does the need for greater federal investment in our highways and bridges,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “To keep our national highway system safe and less congested, the multi-year commitment of federal funding in the President’s ‘GROW AMERICA’ Act is the best investment we can make in keeping our nation’s economy strong.”
- FHWA Names Environmental Excellence Award Recipients for 2015, 4/22/2015
“Building a 21st-century transportation system that is cost-efficient and protects the environment requires creativity and innovation,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “These awards demonstrate FHWA’s support of projects that approach current and future transportation challenges with new solutions.”
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $5 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for West Virginia Roads and Bridges Damaged by Recent Rainstorms, 4/21/2015
"These funds are vital to helping the people of West Virginia and other states hurt by storms of this magnitude," said Secretary Foxx. "We are doing everything we can to help ensure damaged roads and bridges are repaired quickly, so life can return to normal as soon as possible in the affected areas."
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $162 Million Loan for Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing, 4/16/2015
"This project will relieve congestion and stimulate the economy of the entire Louisville-Southern Indiana region both today and for years to come," Secretary Foxx said. "Projects like this reinforce the need for the Administration's GROW AMERICA Act, a $478 billion bill that provides funding over six years, so states and communities will have stable funding long enough to make big infrastructure projects a reality."
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- Traffic Volume Trends
Monthly report based on hourly traffic count data.
What We Do
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation. read more
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Planning A Trip?
- National Traffic & Road Closure Information
A collection of links from public agencies and other entities that offer information about current traffic conditions across the nation. The links are organized by State and include information on road closures due to weather or road construction, and traffic conditions.
- America’s Byways®
The umbrella term we use for marketing the collection of 150 distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.
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