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July/August 2011
Vol. 75 · No. 1

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-005


Growing Gracefully

by Gretchen Stoeltje

A proactive approach to accommodating population increase is bringing sustainability and transportation improvements to small-town Texas.

New Cost Estimating Tool

by Karen White and Ralph Erickson

Transportation planners take note: the National Highway Construction Cost Index is replacing the Bid Price Index as the national barometer for analyzing road-building price movements.

Preserving Yesterday While Designing for Tomorrow

by Mack Frost and Jeanette Mar

Legislation and diligent planning help transportation agencies participate in safeguarding U.S. history.

Emerging Bridge Applications

by Louis N. Triandafilou

Researchers and practitioners are applying fiber reinforced polymer composites and reinforced thermoplastics in construction and rehabilitation of highway structures.

Louisiana's Recovery

by Lauren J. Lee and Bambi Hall

Challenges ranged from providing innovative access for first responders to reconstructing a major bridge and rebuilding miles of submerged roadways. Here's the story from DOTD.

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