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Subject: INFORMATION: Financial Management Information System (FMIS) New Improvement Type Code for Bridges Date: March 16, 2017
From: /Original signed by/
Joseph L. Hartmann, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Office of Bridges and Structures
Reply to:
Attn. of:
To: Chief Technical Services
Officer Directors of Field Services
Directors of Federal Lands Divisions
Division Administrators

The following table contains a new FMIS improvement type which is being implemented in order to properly record project information when obligating FAST apportionments. Guidance and a complete list of bridge improvement types for FAST apportionments are contained in the attachments. Please share these codes with all who are involved in recording project information in FMIS.

CodeImprovement Type
59Bridge Resurfacing

Please direct any questions regarding the use of this new code for bridges to Douglas Blades at 202-366-4622 or Douglas.Blades@dot.gov.



Attachment 1

Code Name Structure No. Required Definition FAST Funds
8 New Bridge No Construction of a new bridge that does not replace or relocate an existing bridge.
10 Bridge Replacement Yes Total replacement of a bridge with a new structure.
13 Bridge Rehabilitation Yes Major work required to restore the structural integrity of bridge as well as work necessary to correct major safety efects.
40 Special Bridge No Includes low water crossing replacement, application of calcium magnesium acetate, sodium acetate/formate, or other environmentally acceptable, minimally corrosive anti-icing and deicing compositions, and other eligible bridge projects not covered by another type of improvement type code.
47 Bridge Preservation Yes Activities that prevent, delay, or reduce deterioration of bridges or bridge elements, restore the function of existing bridges, keep bridges in good condition and extend their life.
48 Bridge Protection Yes Includes scour countermeasures, seismic retrofits, impact protection measures, security countermeasures, and protection against extreme events.
49 Bridge Inspection and Related Training No Bridge inspection and evaluation activities, including in-depth and special inspections. Bridge inspection related training.
59 Bridge Resurfacing Yes Includes installation of deck overlays, asphalt wearing surfaces.
Updated: 10/05/2022
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