Highways for LIFE Extends 2009 Project Solicitation
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program has extended its solicitation of grant applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 demonstration construction projects. Up to seven additional projects can be funded in FY 2009. Applications will be evaluated on
a first come, first served basis, with priority given to States that have not yet received HfL funds.
The HfL program is designed to encourage State transportation agencies to build projects using proven innovations that have been infrequently or never used by the agency. A State transportation
department can apply if the project constructs, reconstructs, or rehabilitates a route or connection on an eligible Federal-aid highway and uses innovative technologies, manufacturing processes, financing, or contracting methods. The proposed innovations must be available now and ready to use. Projects should meet the HfL performance goals of improving safety, reducing congestion caused by construction, and improving quality and customer satisfaction.
Applications must be submitted to FHWA's division offices. The application form is available on
the HfL Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/hfl/projects/080630.cfm. For more information, contact your local FHWA division office. For additional information on HfL, contact Mary Huie at FHWA, 202-366-3039 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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