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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-SA-96-021
Date: October 1996
An innovative bidding procedure-called A+B+C-and a "can-do" spirit led to a major rehabilitation project on Interstate 70 in Indiana being opened to traffic sooner than expected and with a 5-year warranty on the pavement's performance.
"We've called this meeting for one reason: to focus on the future," said Art Fendrick, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) division administrator in Indiana, in welcoming the more than 300 highway designers, contractors, and others from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Poland to the Superpave 2000 conference held in Indianapolis in August. Over the 1.5-day conference, participants heard from highway contractors, agencies, and others with experience designing and constructing Superpave pavements. To get a better understanding of the Superpave system, the participants also spent an afternoon touring nearby Superpave project sites and laboratories.