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AID Demonstration Award Recipient Provides Opportunity for Others to Learn About Innovations
The Dickinson County Road Commission is sharing their experience with hot–in–place (HIP) recycled pavement and warm mix asphalt (WMA) innovations as part of their Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration project on Pine Mountain Road – Westwood Avenue in the city of Kingsford, Michigan.  The HIP recycled pavement and WMA innovations are cost effective, more environmentally friendly, and save time. On August 26, 51 local & state officials representing Michigan DOT and various counties, cities, and villages in both Michigan & Wisconsin came to view the project and learn about the process.  Read more of the local news story

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Awards $7.1 Million to Seven States, National Park Service to Speed Innovation
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced more than $7.1 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program to fund nine projects in Florida, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin and the National Park Service. Read more

Memorial Bridge “Living Bridge” Project is Growing
The Memorial Bridge connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine may soon become a benchmark for assessing the long-term condition of transportation infrastructure.  Read more

September/October 2015 Innovator


The latest issue of the Innovator newsletter is now available here. You'll see videos, slides, and other audio-visuals to go with articles on the latest news in highway innovation. A pdf is also accessible.


New Videos

Efficiency Through Technology and Collaboration

Efficiency Through Technology and Collaboration

Restoring the Skagit River Bridge

Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Remember when that bridge got knocked down last year in Washington State? Here's the backstory of how the Washington State DOT and FHWA worked together to quickly restore service to the area, and used two Every Day Counts innovations in the process. Watch now.

Highways for Life

While the Highways for LIFE program is no longer active, many of its efforts and approaches have application today. Click to view: Highways for LIFE summary reports.


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