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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / November 2012

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-008
Date: November 2012
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Articles in this Issue

Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program: Modeling Rockfall in 3D

Evaluate rockfall hazards surrounding roadways more effectively with the new 3D version of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program (CRSP-3D).

A Guide to Performance Contracting for Construction

Every day transportation agencies across the country face the challenge of carrying out high quality construction projects on time and within budget, all while meeting the expectations of the traveling public. Performance contracting offers agencies an alternative to standard low-bid contracts with detailed specifications, allowing for increased innovation and problem solving.

Assessing Highway Infrastructure Health Nationwide

How healthy is your highway infrastructure? A new report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) examines candidate methods to consistently and reliably assess infrastructure health, focusing on bridges and pavements on the Interstate Highway System.

Showcasing an Advanced Motorist Warning System in Texas

On September 15, 2001, a tow boat pushing four barges struck the Queen Isabella Causeway (QIC) in Texas, a 3.9-km (2.4-mi) bridge crossing the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway that connects South Padre Island to Port Isabel. After the QIC disaster, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) designed and launched a Collapse Warning System for the bridge.

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