|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
|Federal Highway Administration > Publications > Focus > March 2010 > In This Issue|
|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-011
Date: March 2010
Articles in this Issue
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2010 will be observed nationwide from April 19–23, with a kickoff event to be held in New York City on Monday, April 19. As the number of State and local outreach events and public awareness campaigns grows each year, the goal of the week continues to be reminding drivers how they can help keep everyone in a work zone safe.
Work zone safety training opportunities available from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) include a certificate of accomplishment in work zone safety. A suite of four courses are required for the certificate.
The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation (NHCBP) Program provides funding to States to preserve, rehabilitate, repair, or relocate historic covered bridges. To qualify for funding, a covered bridge must be listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Bridges currently being rehabilitated by the program include the Bath Village Covered Bridge in Bath, New Hampshire, and the Yachats Covered Bridge in Lincoln County, Oregon.
The use of innovative technologies and practices on an I–85 interchange project in West Point, Georgia, resulted in both time and cost savings.
The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) is addressing the need to complete highway work more rapidly and with minimal disruption to the community through its renewal track research. High priority research topics include utility issues, as utilities are among the major causes of delay in highway projects. Two SHRP 2 utility–related projects have been completed to date and four are ongoing.
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) 2010 catalog is now available online at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/down_catalog.aspx.
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration