U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-009
Date: December 2009
Two scheduled sessions at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) 89th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2010 will highlight success stories and lessons learned from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Highways for LIFE (HfL) program. HfL is designed to accelerate the adoption of new innovations and technologies, thereby improving highway safety and quality while reducing costs and the congestion caused by construction.
"Nothing But Net: Results of Applying Highways for LIFE Concepts to Highway Construction Projects" will be held January 13, 2010, from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Thurgood Marshall South room). Featured presentations will include details on the Utah Department of Transportation's installation of the new 4500 South Bridge in Salt Lake City over one weekend, as well as the Virginia Department of Transportation's rapid repair of I-66 using precast concrete pavement systems.
"Innovations in Project Delivery and Performance Measurement: Highways for LIFE" will be held January 14, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to noon in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Thurgood Marshall West room). The workshop will include an overview of the HfL program and case study presentations on project delivery, including the use of performance contracting in Michigan and context sensitive solutions for a highway reconstruction project in Arizona. Also featured will be presentations and panel discussions on project delivery approaches, traffic operations management during construction, and performance measurement.