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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-007
Date: October 2011
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Meet the “Fast 14.” Using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques and materials, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) replaced 14 bridges on I-93 in Medford, outside of Boston, in 10 weekends between June and August 2011. With associated work such as final paving and lane striping completed by October 2011, the I-93 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project accomplished all of the bridge replacement tasks in less than a year, cutting 3 years off a conventional schedule and greatly reducing the impacts and inconvenience experienced by drivers.
Learn how to take the next step in using pavement data with an upcoming Webinar in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) free Innovations series, “PaveSuite: Transforming Pavement Data into Informed Decisionmaking.” The session is scheduled for November 17, 2011, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (eastern standard time). The ongoing Innovations series is designed to bring representatives from State and local transportation agencies, industry, academia, and others timely information on today’s highway technology advances.
These free Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Webinars provide a quick introduction to the latest infrastructure innovations and technologies.
The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) 2011 catalog is available online at www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/down_catalog.aspx, providing the transportation community with a comprehensive source of classes and online instruction.
From advances in design and construction practices to breakthroughs in materials technology, the International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavements will spotlight how to make long-life concrete pavements not just attainable but a part of everyday practice. Scheduled for September 18–21, 2012, in Seattle, Washington, the conference is being organized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.
Searching for transportation infrastructure-related reports, fact sheets, and other publications? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) offers a multitude of easily accessible resources.
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