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MEMORANDUM
Subject: Information: Financial Management Information System (FMIS) New and Updated Improvement Type Codes for Bridges, Tunnels and Other Assets Date: September 27, 2012
From: /s/ Original Signed by
M. Myint Lwin, P.E., S.E. Director,
Office of Bridge Technology
Refer To: HIBT-30
To: Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
Director of Technical Services
Division Administrators Directors of Field Services

The following table contains new FMIS improvement type codes which are being implemented in order to properly record project information when obligating MAP-21 apportionments. Guidance and a complete list of bridge, tunnel and other asset improvement types are contained in attachments 1, 2, and 3. Please share these codes with all who are involved in recording project information in FMIS.

CodeImprovement Type
49Bridge Inspection and Related Training
50New Tunnel
51Tunnel Replacement
52Tunnel Rehabilitation
53Tunnel Preservation
54Tunnel Protection
55Tunnel Inspection and Related Training
56Other Asset Inspection

Please direct any questions regarding the use of these codes for bridges to Everett Matias, 202-366-6712, Everett.Matias@dot.gov, or Ann Shemaka, 202-366-1575, Ann.Shemaka@dot.gov. Tunnel related questions should be directed to Doug Blades, 202-366-4622, Douglas.Blades@dot.gov.

Attachments

Attachment 1

BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT TYPES
Code Name Structure No. Required Definition
Highway Bridge Program Funds MAP-21 Funds
8New BridgeNoNot applicable.Construction of a new bridge that does not replace or relocate an existing bridge.
10Bridge ReplacementYesTotal replacement of a structurally inadequate or functionally obsolete bridge with a new structure that adds capacity with additional lanes in the same general traffic corridor to current geometric construction standards. A bridge removed and replaced with a lesser facility is considered a bridge replacement. Incidental roadway approach work is included.Total replacement of a bridge with a new structure.
11Bridge Replacement - No added capacityYesTotal replacement of a structurally inadequate or functionally obsolete bridge with a new structure without adding lanes constructed in the same general traffic corridor to current geometric construction standards. A bridge removed and replaced with a lesser facility is considered a bridge replacement. Incidental roadway approach work is included.Not applicable.
13Bridge RehabilitationYesFor the major work required to restore structural integrity of a bridge, add capacity (i.e., through lanes), and to correct major safety defects. Bridge deck replacement (both partial and complete) and widening of bridges including addition of through lanes to specified standards are included. Construction of a dual structure to alleviate a capacity deficiency is also included. Work required to correct minor structure and safety defects or deficiencies, such as deck patching, resurfacing, protective systems, upgrading railings, curbs and gutters, and other minor bridge work is not included.Major work required to restore the structural integrity of bridge as well as work necessary to correct major safety defects.
14Bridge Rehabilitation - No added capacityYesFor the major work required to restore structural integrity of a bridge as well as work necessary to correct major safety defects. Bridge deck replacement (both partial and complete) and widening of bridges without adding through lanes to specified standards are included. Work required to correct minor structure and safety defects or deficiencies, such as deck patching, resurfacing, protective systems, upgrading railings, curbs, or other preventative maintenance items are not included. Not applicable.
40Special BridgeNoIncludes bridge inventory, inspection and classification and other special bridge projects, such as load posting, not covered by another type of improvement code. Also includes application of calcium magnesium acetate, sodium acetate/formate, or other environmentally acceptable, minimally corrosive anti-icing and deicing compositions.Includes low water crossing replacement, application of calcium magnesium acetate, sodium acetate/formate, or other environmentally acceptable, minimally corrosive anti-icing and deicing compositions, and other eligible bridge projects not covered by another type of improvement type code.
47Bridge PreservationYesPreventive maintenance activities that are cost effective means of extending the service life of a bridge.Activities that prevent, delay, or reduce deterioration of bridges or bridge elements, restore the function of existing bridges, keep bridges in good condition and extend their life.
48Bridge ProtectionYesNot applicable.Includes scour countermeasures, seismic retrofits, impact protection measures, security countermeasures, and protection against extreme events.
49Bridge Inspection and Related TrainingNoNot applicable.Bridge inspection and evaluation activities, including in-depth and special inspections. Bridge inspection related training.

Attachment 2

TUNNEL IMPROVEMENT TYPES
Code Name Structure No. Required Definition: MAP-21 Funds Only
50New TunnelNoConstruction of a new tunnel that does not replace or relocate an existing tunnel.
51Tunnel ReplacementYesTotal replacement of a tunnel with a new structure constructed with additional lanes in the same general traffic corridor.
52Tunnel RehabilitationYesFor the work required to restore structural integrity of a tunnel, as well as, work necessary to correct major safety defects.
53Tunnel PreservationYesActivities that prevent, delay, or reduce deterioration of tunnels or tunnel elements, restore the function of existing tunnels, keep tunnels in good condition and extend their life.
54Tunnel ProtectionYesIncludes impact protection measures, security countermeasures, and protection against extreme events.
55Tunnel Inspection and Related TrainingNoTunnel inspection and evaluation, including in-depth and other special inspections. Tunnel inspection related training.

Attachment 3

OTHER ASSETS IMPROVEMENT TYPES(Including signs, earth walls, drainage)
Code Name Structure No. Required Definition: MAP-21 Funds Only
56Other Asset InspectionsNoInspection and evaluation of infrastructure assets other than bridges or tunnels, including signs and sign-structures, earth retaining walls and drainage structures. Inspection related training for signs and sign-structure, earth retaining walls and drainage structures.
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