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|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-SA-97-029
Date: November/December 1997
For nearly 10 years, State and Provincial highway agencies have been collecting data from thousands of long-term pavement performance (LTPP) experiments across the United States and Canada. Now, a new software program-called DataPave-brings that data, as well as a set of tools for searching, viewing, and manipulating the data, to your personal computer.
Like their colleagues in the United States, European highway researchers have set their sights on developing a mechanistic system for asphalt pavement design. The task of developing that system is the responsibility of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL), whose members are involved in developing European standards for asphalt pavement design.
The Superpave system is increasingly seen around the country as the mix design system that will take roads into the 21st century. But to the engineering students at the Nation's universities who will be designing and maintaining those future roads, it has remained largely an unknown. Indiana is setting out to change that.
The reports, brochures, and other publications detailing the results of the project to assess the costs versus benefits of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) are now available both online and in print. The information in those publications substantiates the preliminary findings reported earlier this year (see March 1997 Focus), which indicated that SHRP products save money, time, and lives. In recognition of those savings, the SHRP products have been dubbed "RoadSavers."
Participants at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 77th annual meeting, scheduled for January 11-15, 1998, in Washington, D.C., can choose from a range of sessions featuring the latest on the implementation of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) products and technologies.