U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
In The News
- Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"
- Beyond Traffic 2045 National Freight Strategy Framework
- FHWA Review of the ET-Plus
- Federal Highway Administration Announces $1 Million for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Nevada, 2/21/2017
“The flooding has caused significant damage to roads and bridges in the northern part of Nevada, and this funding will help with immediate repairs,” said Acting Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Walter “Butch” Waidelich. “It represents a down payment to help get roads back up and running again while the state completes its damage assessments.”
- 3.2 Trillion Miles Driven On U.S. Roads In 2016, 2/21/2017
It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and reaffirms calls for greater investment in surface transportation infrastructure.
- New USDOT Report on Highway, Transit Conditions Reveals America’s $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment Need, 1/12/2017
“We have an infrastructure system that is fundamental to the nation’s economic health, and it needs greater attention and resources,” said Secretary Foxx. “Improving our nation’s roads, bridges, and transit helps create jobs, connects communities and ensures that our nation is equipped for the future.”
- New FHWA Rules Aim to Improve Performance of Nation’s Highway System, 1/10/2017
“Deteriorating and congested roads and bridges in our nation must be addressed head on, and today’s actions help us do exactly that,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
- Traffic Volume Trends
Monthly report based on hourly traffic count data.
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation. read more
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National Traffic & Road Closure Information
A collection of links from public agencies and other entities that offer information about current traffic conditions across the nation. The links are organized by State and include information on road closures due to weather or road construction, and traffic conditions.
The umbrella term we use for marketing the collection of 150 distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.
Page last modified on February 3, 2017