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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / July 2013

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-015
Date: July 2013
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Logo of SHRP2 Solutions, the product implementation initiative of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2). The tag line reads "Tools for the Road Ahead."

Get Ready for the Next Round of SHRP2 Solutions

Get acquainted with the second round of SHRP2 Solutions products by registering for free informational Webinars to be held in July 2013.

Research projects conducted under the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) have resulted in an array of advanced tools and technologies for improving highway safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity. These new tools and technologies are now being released as SHRP2 Solutions products. Earlier this year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) launched the SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program to help State departments of transportation (DOT), metropolitan planning organizations, and other agencies as they begin implementing the new products.

Recipients of the first round of the Implementation Assistance Program were announced in May. Assistance was available for hosting a pilot project, serving as a "lead adopter" or Lead State for the technology, or using the new product. Approximately $10.5 million in funding was awarded.

Applications for the second round of the Implementation Assistance Program will be accepted starting in August. The four featured products are previewed in the scheduled July Webinars:

July 18, 2013, 2–3:30 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT): Railroad–DOT Mitigation Strategies (Product R16)-Contains model legal agreements, recommended practices, sample contracts, and training materials agencies can use to resolve underlying sources of conflicts and streamline review and agreement processes.

July 23, 2013, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT: Expediting Project Delivery (Product C19)-Features 24 strategies to address or avoid 16 common constraints in speeding delivery of transportation planning and environmental review projects.

July 24, 2013, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT: Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal (Product R07)-Contains sample construction performance specifications for accelerating road and bridge projects. Topic areas include asphalt and concrete pavements, concrete bridge decks, and work zone traffic control.

July 26, 2013, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT: Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Projects (Product R09)-This SHRP2 product was featured in the first round of Implementation Assistance opportunities, when two pilot projects were selected. In the second round, FHWA and AASHTO are seeking lead adopters to use the product's tools, including training materials and a handbook, to identify, assess, mitigate, allocate, and monitor risk on accelerated reconstruction projects.

For more information on the second round of the Implementation Assistance Program and registration links for the Webinars, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/goshrp2. Additional information is available by contacting Carin Michel at FHWA, 410-962-2530 (email: goSHRP2@dot.gov), or Pam Hutton at AASHTO, 303-263-1212 (email: phutton@aashto.org).

Updated: 06/27/2017
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