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Federal Highway Administration
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FHWA Works: Building Bridges Faster, Saving You Time and Money
Tired of sitting in traffic jams? Find out how the Federal Highway Administration uses Accelerated Bridge Construction to help states build bridges faster while minimizing—or even eliminating—traffic jams, detours and delays. See how the FHWA works to give you the best possible driving experience.
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Every Day Counts
The Every Day Counts initiative is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects, enhance safety, and protect the environment.
In The News
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Charlotte Avenue Bridge, 4/15/2014
"Nashville can't afford to shut down a bridge because of crumbling infrastructure – but unless Washington begins to invest in transportation again, it won't be able to afford repairing the bridge either," said Secretary Foxx.
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Ohio River Bridges Project, 4/15/2014
State officials estimate the project will support more than 4,000 construction, engineering and supply-related jobs.
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment, Tours I-75 Project During Visit to Dayton, 4/14/2014
"The work being done along I-75 not only creates jobs, but also lays the foundation for long-term economic growth for entire regions," said Secretary Foxx.
- U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Pickaway County Connector, 4/14/2014
The Secretary's visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America's transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation's surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.
- SHRP2 Round 4 Webinars
FHWA and AASHTO will host a series of free webinars on new products for the fourth round of SHRP2 beginning April 25.
Transforming the way we build, maintain, and manage our nation's highways.
- 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
Careers At FHWA
Ranked in Top 10 of “Best Places to Work in Federal Government” in 2013
Choosing a profession with the FHWA provides an opportunity for you to effect change in technologies that span the world and impact the way we live and interact. Embark on a career that makes a difference.
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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