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2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheets

Highways for LIFE (HfL) Pilot Program

Description: The Highways for LIFE (HfL) Pilot Program uses innovative technologies and practices to more quickly construct safe and efficient highways and bridges with longer life spans. The goal of the program is to promote proven but infrequently used innovations to accelerate project delivery.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding: States are eligible to apply for grants under the HfL program.

Amount of funds awarded $8,950,000

Amount of funds requested: $48,806,434

Number of applications received: 22

Number of applications selected: 11

State Project Description Funding Amount
CA US 101 in Santa Clara Using innovative "Virtual Design Construction" (3-D mapping technology), this project will improve safety and reduce congestion by increasing the productivity and efficiency of construction operations. $2,000,000
LA Intelligent Transportation System in New Orleans Innovative wide-area radar will keep drivers informed about real-time traffic conditions, improve safety and reduce construction-related traffic congestion on US-90 Business. $900,000
ME Littlefields Bridge in Auburn By using precast deck panels with corrosion-resistant composite reinforcing bars, this project will improve safety and reduce construction-related traffic congestion by extending the useful life of the bridge and reducing the need for maintenance. $580,000
MN TH 61 over Nymphara Lane Bridge in Red Wing Using prefabricated substructures that can be put in place quickly, this project will improve safety and reduce construction-related traffic by cutting construction time in half. $700,000
NY I-190 over Buffalo Ave., in Niagara Falls The rehabilitation of the I-190 bridge over Buffalo Avenue will significantly reduce construction time by using accelerated bridge construction techniques and significantly prolong its useful life. $1,407,400
PR Bridge Replacement on PR-30 over PR-189 in Gurabo This project will use a precast concrete system to replace the bridge, improving safety and reducing construction-related traffic congestion by cutting construction time by as much as 55 percent. $440,000
UT US 6 over D&RGW Railroad Spanish Fork near Provo Ultra-high performance concrete will allow this project to have a reduced construction schedule, which will result in improved safety and less traffic congestion around the work site. $500,000
VA Staffordboro Blvd. Park and Ride Access in Stafford County This project will use roller compacted concrete, which allows for immediate opening to traffic and is durable against heavy loads, in the construction of the Staffordboro Park and Ride Expansion project. $1,320,000
WA I-90/Snoqualmie Pass in Hyak This project will use state-of-the-art barrier delineators and lane markers on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass to improve nighttime and inclement weather driving and require less repair and maintenance. $182,600
WV Safety Improvements on US-60W near Charleston By using a precast concrete paving system, the project will improve safety for motorists and workers by reducing construction time and will extend the life of the pavement. $400,000
WY Highway 196 in Johnson County This project will use warm mix asphalt (WMA) technology to rehabilitate Highway 196 because WMA results in better long-term pavement performance and enhances safety. $520,000
Updated: 04/20/2015
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