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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-008
Date: November 2011

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A State-of-the-Art Load Rating Method: Resources for Implementing LRFR

New resources are available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to assist State transportation departments in implementing the Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) method for evaluating bridge condition and determining a load rating. Since October 1, 2010, all new bridges and bridges that are being completely replaced must be load rated using the LRFR method. The new method is improving the safety of bridges by incorporating state-of-the-art rating methodology for bridge loads. Load and resistance factors are calibrated using statistical data on loads and materials.

New LTPP Tech Briefs Examine Pavement Rehabilitation and Maintenance Strategies

Three new Tech Briefs available from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program present highlights from a recently released LTPP report on Impact of Design Features on Pavement Response and Performance in Rehabilitated Flexible and Rigid Pavements (Pub. No. FHWA-HRT-10-066).

Infrastructure Innovation Webinars

These free Webinars provide a quick introduction to the latest infrastructure innovations and technologies.

Your Guide to Work Zone Safety and Mobility Performance Measurement

How do roadway work zones in your city or State impact travelers, residents, businesses, and the local workforce? Find out how to better quantify the effects of work zones with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) A Primer on Work Zone Safety and Mobility Performance Measurement (Pub. No. FHWA-HOP-11-033).

Highway Technology Calendar

Every Day Counts: FHWA Requests Information on Transportation Innovations

As part of its Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on innovations that have the potential to transform the way transportation agencies do business by shortening project delivery, enhancing roadway safety, and protecting the environment. Innovations should be proven, ready-to-go processes or technologies.

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Focus Email Updates

A Focus email list is being compiled to start sending notification in 2012 when Focus is available online each month. To be added to the list, send an email request to lgpope@woodwardcom.com. Please include your name, title, organization, and email address. Requests can also be faxed to 202-347-6938.

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Updated: 11/25/2011

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