Lead States Group for the Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design
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Our mission is to promote and facilitate the refinement, implementation, and evolution of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design procedures in conjunction with AASHTO, NCHRP, and FHWA activities.
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For More Information
For more information on the Lead States Group, please contact Laura Fenley, Wisconsin DOT. email@example.com, (608)246-5455, or the FHWA Design Guide Implementation Team, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202)366-1198.
For more information on Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design, please visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/index.cfm
The Role of a Lead State
Each Lead State will further Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design by demonstrating the following attributes:
- Leads by example, as one of the first States to pursue implementation of the design guide and obtain upper management support.
- Champions implementation. Becomes an expert in the implementation process.
- Knows the political, funding, and internal hurdles that need to be addressed.
- Compares pavement design/analysis technologies to determine which is most advantageous for a given project.
- Focuses on advanced technologies and refinements.
- Shares results--both successes and challenges - with highway community.
- Shares funding success stories.
- Develops short- and long-term plans for implementation.
The Role of FHWA
FHWA, through its Design Guide Implementation Team (DGIT), will provide:
- Full partnership with state members.
- Funding (including meeting and member travel) and technical support.
- Division office sponsorship of training and committee activities in the lead states.
- Central data repository.
- Newsletter and information posting on the web.
- Committee secretariat.
- Coordination with LTPP and other research efforts.
Focus of the Lead States Group
The Lead States will work together to:
- Provide an example of successful implementation and develop a model implementation plan.
- Serve as a liaison for NCHRP, AASHTO, FHWA, and industry activities.
- Identify gaps in the knowledge base and new research needs.
- Share information, utilize national lessons learned, and avoid duplication of effort.
- Provide a vehicle for working in cooperation across State lines.
- Serve as a resource for States at any stage of implementation.
Lead States and Points of Contact
- FHWA DGIT, Leslie McCarthy, Gary Crawford, Chris Wagner, Jim Sherwood, Eric Weaver - email@example.com
- NCHRP Liaison, Ed Harrigan - 202-334-3232
- Arizona, Paul Burch - 602-712-8085California, Tom Hoover - 916-227-7324, Bill Farnbach - 916-227-7324
- Florida, Bruce Dietrich - 850-414-4371
- Kentucky, Clark Graves - 859-257-4513, Paul Looney - 502-564-3280
- Maryland, Peter Stephanos - 410-321-3100, Tim Smith - 410-321-3110
- Minnesota, Maureen Jenson - 651-779-5507
- Mississippi, Bill Barstis - 601-359-7649
- Missouri, Jay Bledsoe - 573-751-3634, John Donahue - 573-751-3002
- Montana, Dan Hill - 406-444-3424, Jon Watson - 406-444-7260
- New York, Julian Bendana - 518-457-5826, Wesley Yang - 518-457-5826
- New Jersey, Robert Sauber - 609-530-3861, Tom Bennert - 732-445-2485
- New Mexico, John Tenison - 505-827-9811, Bryce Simons - 505-827-5191
- Pennsylvania, Dan Dawood - 717-787-4246, Clint Beck - 717-783-6146
- Texas, Mike Murphy - 512-465-3686, Thomas Bohuslav - 512-416-2500, Mark McDaniel - 512-506-5949
- Utah, Tim Biel - 801-965-4859, Brent Hadfield - 801-633-6261
- Virginia, Mohamed Elfino - 804-328-3173, Thomas Tate - 804-328-3129
- Washington, Linda Pierce (Chair) - 360-709-5474, Jeff Uhlmeyer - 360-709-5485
- Wisconsin, Laura Fenley (Co- Chair) - 608-246-5455