The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program will soon make available the updated
LTPP resilient modulus testing start-up procedure, which directs labs
on how to check their equipment before initiating resilient modulus
tests. Advancements in testing equipment necessitated the procedural
update. The updated procedure will be submitted for consideration
to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
The procedure is expected to become standard practice and will be
posted on the Web: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/index.cfm.
For more information, contact Jack Springer at FHWA, 202-493-3144
(fax: 202-493-3161; email: email@example.com).
Two demonstration projects on heat-straightening repairs for damaged steel bridges will
be held February 12-13, 2002, in Anchorage, Alaska, and April 8-9,
2002, in Trenton, New Jersey. The projects are the latest in an ongoing
series of FHWA heat-straightening demonstrations (see October 2001
Focus). For more information on the Alaska demonstration, contact
Simon Howell at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public
Facilities, 907-451-5482 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information on the New Jersey demonstration project can be obtained
from Helene Cook of FHWA, 609-637-4230 (fax: 609-538-4913; email:
email@example.com) or Jose Lopez of the New Jersey Department of Transportation,
609-530-2457 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Information can also be found on FHWA's
heat-straightening Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/heat.htm.
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