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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-SA-96-022
Date: November 1996
The expert task group (ETG) on the Superpave binder specification and the ETG on the Superpave mix procedures both met in September. Here's a recap of some of the key items discussed at the meetings.
States that have moved out ahead of the pack in implementing technologies developed or evaluated under the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) are now working to pass their practical experience on to others.
Pavements take a beating from both traffic loads and the weather. But which factor-traffic or weather-causes most of the damage?
The Ohio Department of Transportation's (DOT) new test road opened to traffic in August. The project includes five long-term pavement performance (LTPP) experiments, which will provide important clues in the search for more durable portland cement concrete (PCC) and asphalt concrete pavements.
Hundreds of winter maintenance personnel from highway agencies east of the Mississippi River began gearing up for winter at 2 days of events in the Washington, D.C., area in September. They learned firsthand from highway agency staff, consultants, and vendors about strategies and equipment that can mean victory when battling winter storms.
The future of the 14 software packages developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) is a lot less uncertain now, thanks to action by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). A resolution to set up procedures for establishing projects to support and enhance SHRP software was passed by the AASHTO member departments in response to recommendations from the AASHTO Special Committee on Software Systems (SCOSS), Task Force on SHRP Implementation, and Standing Committee on Highways. The procedures will ensure that support and management of the SHRP software packages will be determined based on the needs and priorities of the AASHTO member departments.