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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-03-016
Date: April 2003
New regulations released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in December 2002 now allow the use of design-build contracting for transportation infrastructure projects that are part of the Federal-aid highway program. "This innovative technique has the potential to save State highway agencies both time and money," says Jerry Yakowenko of FHWA.
All the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program data you want, all the time. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) DataPave program is now available online at www.datapave.com. The Web version of DataPave contains all of the data released by the LTPP program that has been collected from more than 2,400 test sections at over 900 locations throughout the United States and Canada. "The online version gives users the added flexibility of logging into the DataPave Web site from anywhere they are," says Antonio Nieves of FHWA.
The fourth annual National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) will be observed around the country from April 6-12, 2003. In Washington, DC, traffic cones placed downtown at Freedom Plaza on April 8 will commemorate the 1,079 persons killed in motor vehicle crashes in work zones in 2001.
For a growing number of States, the use of prefabricated bridge elements and systems is helping them to achieve reduced traffic and environmental impacts, enhanced safety, improved bridge constructibility, and accelerated project completion.
Get up to date on the latest work of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program by checking out the new LTPP 2002 Year in Review, now available on the Web at www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/pavements/ltpp/reports/2002yir.cfm. The report outlines the LTPP program's 2002 accomplishments and provides an overview of key initiatives that the program will pursue this year.