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What's New? EDC2!

EDC 2012 Initiatives

What's New? EDC2!

We’re launching a set of new initiatives!

FHWA rolled out a second wave of innovations for its Every Day Counts initiative. We’re focused on shortening the time needed to complete highway projects through the use of new technologies and ground-breaking processes.

HELLO, higher quality and longer-lasting roads!

Here’s a quick summary of what to expect:

  • Programmatic Agreements II
  • Locally Administered Federal-Aid Projects
  • Three-Dimensional Modeling
  • Intelligent Compaction
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Design Build
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor
  • Alternative Technical Concepts
  • High Friction Surfaces
  • Intersection and Interchange Geometrics
  • Geospatial Data Collaboration
  • Implementing Quality Environmental Documentation
  • SHRP 2 National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

FHWA will promote these 13 innovations to state, local and regional transportation agencies, as well as to the design and construction industries. These initiatives range from modern construction management techniques to paving machinery designed to use GPS. For the next two years, our teams of specialists will promote and explain the benefits to stakeholders across the country.

Photos of roads and bridges under construction.

FHWA looks forward to turning attention to this new set of technologies and working with our state and local partners to deliver better, faster and safer roads and bridges!

About Every Day Counts

The Every Day Counts initiative is designed to shorten project delivery, enhance the safety of our roadways, and protect the environment. Since being launched in 2010, the initiative has already seen dramatic results. Every state transportation agency has applied one or more of the technologies, and many are now widely used. The Safety EdgeSM, for example, a construction method that tapers the edge of the roadway to allow drivers who drift off highways to return to the pavement safely, has been applied to pavements in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and in each Federal Lands Highway office.

From planning, permitting, designing, contracting, and construction, these innovative solutions ensure that roads and bridges are built faster, smarter, and better. These innovations offer benefits such as enhanced safety during construction and throughout the life of the project; better quality, so that highways and bridges last longer and require less maintenance; and less impact on the driving public during construction. Every Day Counts is FHWA’s effort to provide National leadership in the quest to meet the transportation demands of the 21st Century.

To learn more about Every Day Counts initiatives visit:

For a listing of contacts for your state, visit:



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