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Get the lowdown on several highway innovations through the medium of video. These short videos describe the tools or practices and show them being used on construction projects.

Asphalt Binder Cracking Device (ABCD)


Video of Asphalt Binder Cracking Device (ABCD)

Aggregate Image Measurement System (AIMS2)

Video of Aggregate Image Measurement System (AIMS2)

Bridge Bent System for Seismic Regions


Video of Bridge Bent System for Seismic Regions

Intelligent Asphalt Compaction Analyzer (IACA)

Video of Intelligent Asphalt Compaction Analyzer (IACA)

Automated Pavement Marker Placement System


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Full Depth UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels


Video of Full Depth UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels

Roundabouts


WMV (03:04, 29 mb)

Road Safety
Audits

WMV (04:31, 39 mb)

Performance Contracting


WMV (02:46, 29 mb)

Phillipston Heavy Lift Bridge Replacement

Watch MassDOT move the Phillipston Route 2 bridge down Route 2A into its final location and witness how innovation can dramatically reduce construction-related congestion and impacts to communities

TRB New Normal

TRB New Normal video

Fast 14 Project

Fast 14 Project video

Programmatic Agreements

Programmatic Agreements

Composite Bridge Decking

Composite bridge deck video

Driving Innovation 2010

Driving Innovation 2010 .wmv (08:18, 95 mb)

A Daunting Challenge

A Daunting Challenge Video

A Daunting Challenge (.wmv 12:10, 126 mb)

Right now, the highway system in this country is facing a perfect storm:
At the same time that budgets are tighter than ever, much of the highway system is well beyond its useful life and in dire need of a major renewal effort. Yet, even if funds were available for such an effort using traditional methods, the resulting congestion would be enormous. This video offers some thoughtful answers to the challenge of that perfect storm.

Demonstration details on fabricating the first Ductal waffle slab specimen.

Demonstration details on fabricating the first Ductal waffle slab specimen.

Demonstration details on fabricating the first Ductal waffle slab specimen. (.wmv 3:57, 11.3 mb)

Video documenting the process of setting up, batching, casting, and stripping the first Ductal waffle slab specimen for the FHWA Highways for LIFE Technology Partnerships Program. The production of the first slab occurred on September 15, 2009.

All Weather Paint New York Thruway

All Weather Paint New York Thruway (.wmv 0:28, 2.7 mb)

Taken at night with light rain conditions on the New York Thruway illustrates the difference between conventional epoxy with 1.5 index beads and 3M's All Weather paint.

All Weather Paint for Work Zone

All Weather Paint for Work Zone (.wmv 6:30, 10 mb)

Demonstration of the technology in a controlled environment with a rain simulator and at an experimental site where three different formulations of the All-Weather-Paint were evaluated by drivers, together with the conventional pavement markings and a temporary wet-weather tape.

4500 South at I-215 East Rapid Bridge Replacement Project Salt Lake City, Utah

Animated demonstration of existing bridge being replaced with a single span bridge.

4500 South at I-215 East Rapid Bridge Replacement Project Salt Lake City, Utah (.wmv 5:20, 8 mb)

Nestled in the scenic Wasatch Front the 4500 South Bridge over I-215 East is being replaced using an innovative process called Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) which allows for the building of a new bridge in a staging area until it is moved into place. Animated demonstration of existing bridge being replaced with a single span bridge.

Boom Birch Bridge in Old Town, Maine

Animated demonstration of how Maine DOT used prefabricated bridge elements.

Boom Birch Bridge in Old Town, Maine (.wmv 1:40, 3 mb)

Boom Birch Bridge carries the Southgate Road (State Highway 116), a rural minor collector, over Birch Stream in the town of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine. Boom Birch Bridge was 69 years old, in structurally deficient condition, and in need of immediate replacement. Animated demonstration of how Maine DOT used prefabricated bridge elements.

 

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Highways for LIFE
202-366-3039
mary.huie@dot.gov

Updated: 04/04/2011
 

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