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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-07-009
Date: December 2006
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Out with the old and in with the new. Instead of following the traditional script of closing a bridge to first demolish it and then build a new substructure and superstructure, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) used prefabricated bridge elements and self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) to cut months off the project schedule for construction of the new Graves Avenue Bridge in Volusia County.
How healthy is your pavement network? Are you using your funds strategically to achieve the most value for your highway expenditures? How much will your system deteriorate if you defer preservation work?
Highway projects in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Carolina have been selected as recipients of the 2006 Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program grants. Each State will receive $1 million to help incorporate new technologies and approaches that will cut construction time while improving quality, safety, and durability
Nearly 20 years after the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) began in 1988, resulting in sweeping advances in the way State highway agencies design, build, and repair pavements, the newly launched SHRP II is continuing the legacy of strategic, short-term research aimed at improving performance and safety for U.S. highway users.
Webcasts of three workshops on the new Mechanistic-Empirical (M-E) Pavement Design Guide are now available online. Organized by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Design Guide Implementation Team (DGIT) and hosted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the workshops familiarized participants with various aspects of the M-E Pavement Design Guide and its accompanying software.
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