The skills and services offered by
the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) four Resource Centers
(RC) can now be easily researched through a new Web-based service,
the RC Expertise Locator (EL). The EL provides an accessible entryway
into the many resources that the Centers have to offer. Users can
search by topic area, such as Engineering or Highway Safety, or by
Two new additions to FHWA's series
of work zone best practices fact sheets (see March 2001 Focus)
are now available. Innovation During Bridge Rehabilitation Improves
Mobility describes the Illinois Department of Transportation's
use of a moveable barrier system, in combination with an interactive
traffic management system, to reduce traffic delays and driver frustration
during the $26 million rehabilitation of the McClugage Bridge. The
bridge, which crosses the Illinois River north of downtown Peoria,
carries approximately 42,500 vehicles on an average day.
Work Zone Best Practices Guidebook
provides information on the purpose and content of this recent publication,
a collaboration between FHWA and the American Association of State
Highway and Transportation Officials. For more information or to obtain
copies of the fact sheets, contact Phillip Ditzler at FHWA, 202-366-0855
(fax: 202-366-3225; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The fact sheets are also available on the Web at ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/workzone.htm.
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