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Demonstration Projects

About Demonstration Projects

The purpose of the Highways for LIFE Projects was to accelerate the adoption of innovations and technologies, thereby improving highway safety and quality while reducing congestion caused by construction. Information was gathered from these demonstration projects to share with the highway transportation community.

HfL projects were intended to demonstrate and promote innovative technologies and practices. Incentive funding was therefore intended to support application of technologies and practices that have been proven, but are not yet widely used. The kinds of efforts that were funded include state-of-the-art technologies, elevated performance goals, and new business practices.

Contact

Ewa Flom
Program Manager
AID Demonstration /
Highways for LIFE
(202) 366-2169
Ewa.Flom@dot.gov


Project Summary Archives (FY 2006-2013)

State Project Innovation
AL Improvements to the US 280 Corridor from Hollywood Blvd. to Doug Baker Blvd. in Birmingham, Alabama Safety: Adaptive Signal Control
AZ Reconstruction of SR 179 in Sedona Contracting: Needs-Based Involvement Process
AR The Use of Roller Compacted Concrete to Reconstruct a Segment of SH 213 in Fayetteville Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)
CA California Demonstration Project: Safety Improvements on Mountain Ranch Road in Calaveras County Safety: Safety EdgeSM, Road Safety Audit
CA Pavement Replacement Using a Precast Concrete Pavement System on I-15 in Ontario Pavement: Precast Concrete Pavement System (PCPS)
CO I-70 Tower Road to Colfax Avenue GRS-IBS Bridge Replacement Project Bridge: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS)
CO Pecos Street over I-70 Bridge Replacement Using SPMT Technology Contracting: Self-Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT), Construction Management/General Contractor (CMGC), Roundabouts, HAWK Signal
CO Reconstruction of the I-25 Bronco Arch Bridge Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) – Prefabricated Bridge Element System (PBES), Contractor value engineering, A (cost) + B (time to complete), Lane rentals, Incentives and Disincentives, Automatic anti-icing system
CT Pavement Preservation on Interstate 95, Towns of Westbrook and Old Saybrook Pavement: Warm Mix Asphalt, Safety EdgeSM, Polymer modified asphalt
DC Reconstruction of Eastern Avenue Bridge Over Kenilworth Avenue Bridge: Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), No-Excuse bonus
DC Replacement of the 27th Street, NW Bridge over Broad Branch Stream Bridge: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS)
FL Precast Concrete Pavement System on US 92 Pavement: Precast Concrete Pavement System (PCPS)
GA I-85 Interchange Using a Prefabricated Bridge Elements in West Point, GA Bridge: Design-Build contracting, roller-compacted concrete, prefabricated bridge components/connections
GA Pavement Replacement Using a Precast Concrete Pavement System along a Section of SR 11/Broad Street in Winder Pavement: Precast Concrete Pavement System (PCPS)
HI Precast Concrete Pavement System along a Section of Middle Street, Honolulu, HI Pavement: Post-Tensioned Precast Concrete Pavement
ID Replacement of SH 75 East Fork Salmon River Bridges Bridge: Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems, Self-Consolidating Concrete
IN Rehabilitation of I-65/I-465 Interchange with Next Generation Concrete Surface in Indianapolis, IN Pavement: Next Generation Concrete Surface
IA Accelerated Bridge construction on US 6 over Keg Creek Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), Self-Consolidating Concrete
IA Improvements to the 24th Street – I-29/80 Interchange in Council Bluffs Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), Self-Consolidating Concrete
IA Massena IA-92 Bridge Replacement Project Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Lateral Bridge Slide, Precast concrete wingwalls
IL Knox County Highway 4 Reconstruction Project Construction: 3D Modeling Design, Intelligent Compaction
KS Use of Smart Work Zone Technology During Construction of the I-35/Homestead Lane Interchange in Johnson County Kansas Safety: Smarter Work Zones, Intelligent Transportation Systems
LA A Project to Improve Safety and Speed Construction on LA511 (70th Street) in Shreveport Contracting: A+B bidding, Open graded friction course
LA Maree Michel & Creek Bridges GRS-IBS Project Bridge: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS)
LA Wide Area Surveillance Radar and Sequential Gate for Traffic Management in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, LA Operation: Regional Radar, Operator Interface, Ramp Controls
ME Hotel Road (Littlefields Bridge) Replacement Using Superstructure Slide-In Technology Bridge: Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems including integrated abutments, pre-assembled two girder modules, high performance deck membranes, Full-depth precast deck panels with stainless steel reinforcement
ME Reconstruction of Lamson and Boom Birch Bridges Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES)
MD Baltimore-Washington Parkway/West Nursery Road Bridge Superstructure Replacement Using SPMTs Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT)
MD Bridge Replacement on MD 28 and MD 450, Frederick County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland MD 28 and MD 450 Bridge Replacement Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), Alternative Contracting
MA Reconstruction of Fourteen Bridges (FAST-14) on I-93 in Medford Using Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), Alternative Contracting
MI Performance Contracting for Construction on M-115 in Clare County, MI Contracting: Performance Contracting
MN Accelerated Bridge Construction over Paleface River on TH53 using Prefabricated Elements Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES)
MN Rapid Replacement of the Maryland Ave. Bridge over I-35E in St. Paul Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT), Full Lane Closure
MN Reconstruction of Trunk Highway 36 in North St. Paul Contracting: Alternative Contracting
MO Design-Build Procurement Process for Construction on I-29/35 (kcICON) in Kansas City, MO Bridge: Design-Build, Base-Grouted Slurry-Displaced Drill Shafts, Precast, Prestressed Concrete Piles for Bridge Foundations
MO Replacement of Three Bridges Using Hybrid-Composite Beam Technology Bridge: Hybrid Composite Beams
MO The Use of High friction Surface Treatments in Missouri Highways Pavement: High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST)
MT Innovative Culvert Rehabilitation Using Trenchless technologies Construction: Culvert Trenchless Technologies
ND Whitetopping on U.S. 2 West of Rugby Pavement: Whitetopping, full lane closure
NV Construction Manager at Risk Contracting for rehabilitation of I-80 Carlin Tunnels in Elko County, NV Contracting: LED Lighting, construction Manager at Risk Contracting
NH Auburn-Candia Resurfacing Project Pavement: Warm Mix Asphalt, Safety EdgeSM, High RAP Content, Asphalt-Rubber (AR) Wearing Surface Mixture, High-Polymer Modified Asphalt (HiMA) Wearing Surface, Smarter Work Zone
NY I-84 Bridge Over Dingle Ridge Road Replacement Using Superstructure Slide-In Technology Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Lateral Bridge Slide
NY Improvements to the Winton Road/I-590 Interchange in Rochester Design: Diverging Diamond Interchange
NY Replacement of I-190 Bridges over Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/ Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) beam, iCONE, A+B
OH Best-Value Design Build Contracting for Construction of i-71/I-670 Interchange in Columbus, OH Contracting: Performance Contracting – two-step best value design-build selection process
OK Replacement of Bridge in Oklahoma Utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction and Bridge Sliding Methodology Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT)
OR Accelerated Bridge Construction over Burnt River on Old US30 using Prefabricated Elements and Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
OR Alternative Project Delivery and Accelerated Bridge Construction on OR 38, Drain to Elkton Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), Hydraulic sliding system
PA Rehabilitation of SR 3011, Keyser Avenue, Lackawanna County Pavement: Safety EdgeSM, Road Safety Audits, Warm Mix Asphalt, Intelligent Compaction
PR Replacement of Bridge No. 1828 on PR-140 in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico Bridge: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS)
RI Replacement of east Shore Expressway Bridge No. 475 over Warren Ave. Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Prefabricated Bridge Element Systems (PBES), SPMT
RI Replacement of Frenchtown Brook Bridge No. 435 Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/ Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES)
SC Black River Bridge replacements on SC 377 in Williamsburg County Bridge: A+B+C contract bidding with built-in no-excuse incentives, Prefabricated Bridge Element Systems (PBES) with self-consolidating concrete
SC Rapid Removal and replacement of the SC 703 Ben Sawyer Bridge Over the Intracoastal Waterway in Charleston County Bridge: Modular construction techniques, Design-build, Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Hydraulic sliding system
TN AC Resurfacing of Four Locations in Tennessee utilizing Intelligent Compaction Technology Construction: Intelligent Compaction
TX Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement on FM 1938 Pavement: Intelligent Compaction of sub grade and base materials, Optimized Aggregate Gradation for Concrete Pavement, Non-Woven Geo-Textile Bond Breaker between CRCP and cement-treated base, Improved concrete curing, texture, and grooving of CRCP
UT Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System on I-84 near Salt Lake City Bridge:Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT), Construction Management General Contractor (CM/GC)
UT Precast Concrete Pavement System on I-215 Pavement: Precast Concrete Pavement System (PCPS)
UT Rapid Removal and Replacement of the 4500 South Bridge Over I-215 in Salt Lake City Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Self Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT), Construction Management General Contractor (CM/GC)
UT Replacement of Manderfield Bridges, Beaver County Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/Hybrid-Composite Beams
UT Route 6 Spanish Fork Bridge Deck Replacement Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)
VT Rehabilitation of Culverts in South Burlington and Colchester Construction: Culvert Trenchless Technologies
VT Route 2 – East Montpelier Bridge Reconstruction Bridge: Integral abutment bridges, high performance concrete
VT Stockbridge-Bethel Roadway Reclamation Project Construction:3D Modeling Design, Intelligent Compaction
VT Warm-Mix Asphalt and Rehabilitation of U.S. 4A and VT 30 Pavement: Warm Mix Asphalt
VA I-66 Concrete Pavement Replacement Using Precast Concrete Pavement Systems Pavement: Precast Concrete Pavement System (PCPS)
VA Pavement Rehabilitation Using Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement along a Section of Staffordboro Boulevard, Stafford, Virginia Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)
VA Rapid Removal and Replacement of U.S. 15/29 Bridge Over Broad Run Near Gainesville, VA Bridge: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/ Prefabricated Bridge Element Systems (PBES), Construction Management General Contractor (CM/GC), self-consolidating concrete
WA LED Lane Delineation and High Visibility Barrier Delineation for I-90 through Snoqualmie Pass in King and Kittitas Counties, WA Safety: Barrier delineator system, lane delineator installation
WI Multiple Bridge Reconstruction on WIS 25 Across the Mississippi River Bridge: Open pile bents, High Performance Concrete, Precast Bridge Elements, and specially designed approach aprons
WY Diverging Diamond Interchange Project at College Drive Pavement: Warm Mix Asphalt, Safety EdgeSM
WY Wyoming Hwy 196 – Buffalo South/WMA Overlay Project Pavement: Warm Mix Asphalt, Safety EdgeSM
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