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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / March 2005

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-024
Date: March 2005

Articles in this Issue

A Giant Leap Forward for Pavement Preservation

In October 2003, the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) in Okemos, Michigan, was dedicated with the goal of taking pavement preservation to a higher level across the United States. More than a year later, the center's initiatives in support of that goal range from developing new training courses to launching State pooled-fund consortiums to providing one-on-one outreach services to highway agencies.

Closing the Gaps: Making Work Zones Safer for the Visually Impaired

"Sidewalk closed." These familiar signs in urban work zones can be an inconvenience for all pedestrians, but present a particular challenge for people with visual disabilities if there are no detectable devices set up to alert them to and guide them around the work zone. As part of its goal to make work zones safer for all motorists, workers, and pedestrians, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) partnered with the American Traffic Safety Services Association and the U.S. Access Board to hold the first Pedestrian Accommodation and Delineation Devices Demonstration on September 22, 2004.

Today's Asphalt Technology for Tomorrow's Workforce

Developing tomorrow's transportation workforce is the goal of a new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) CD-ROM, Hot Mix Asphalt for Seniors and Graduate Students (Publication No. FHWA-IF-04-014). Developed in partnership with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University, the CD-ROM is intended to supplement the basic materials contained in existing asphalt undergraduate and graduate courses in pavement and materials.

Designer's Guide Presents the State-of-the-Practice for HPC Technology

A comprehensive new High-Performance Concrete Structural Designer's Guide is now available from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) High-Performance Concrete (HPC) Technology Delivery Team. "This thorough state-of-the-practice document covers all elements of HPC technology," says Lou Triandafilou of the HPC Technology Delivery Team.

In Brief

Tap into the latest edition of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program database. The LTPP program's Standard Data Release Number 19 is available in Microsoft Access® format on a five CD-ROM set or on a single DVD-ROM. The release also includes a user reference guide, tutorial, and details about the database, such as changes and updates made since the last release. For more information or to obtain a copy, contact LTPP Customer Support Services at 865-481-2967 (email: ltppinfo@fhwa.dot.gov).

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