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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / February 1999

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Date: February 1999

In Brief

The recent International Conference on Corrosion and Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures, held in December in Orlando, Florida, drew 400 participants to discuss such technologies as cathodic protection, electrochemical chloride extraction, and high-performance concrete. Copies of the conference proceedings are available on CD-ROM. To obtain a copy, contact Doris Hooks at Visions USA, 800-780-8872, x. 246 (fax: 404-880-0404; email: dhooks@mindspring.com), or Donald Jackson at FHWA, 202-366-6770 (fax: 202-366-7909; email: donald.jackson@fhwa.dot.gov).

The latest version of the Superpave mix design software, Version 2.0, was demonstrated at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in January in Washington, D.C. Based on evaluations gathered at the meeting, FHWA will shortly be making a decision on release of the software. For more information, contact Katherine Petros at FHWA, 202-366-1340; fax: 202-366-9981; email: katherine.petros@fhwa.dot.gov).

The Web address to obtain copies of FHWA's Tech Briefs, which summarize reports from the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program, has changed. The Tech Briefs can now be found at www.tfhrc.gov/. From the home page, select "LTPP" and then "Library."

The most up-to-date information on work zone technologies, equipment, and safety regulations is now right at your fingertips. Visit the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse on the Web (wzsafety.tamu.edu/). The site also describes individual State work zone safety programs and lists State work zone safety coordinators. For more information, contact the Texas Transportation Institute at 888-447-5556 (fax: 409-845-0586; email: workzone@tamu.edu).

Vandalized road signs are responsible for an untold number of deaths, injuries, and damages in motor vehicle crashes each year. State and local transportation agencies also spend millions of dollars annually to repair or replace the vandalized signs. To address this costly problem, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Missouri DOT, Texas DOT, Washington State DOT, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Federal Highway Administration, and others are sponsoring a National Workshop on Sign Vandalism on March 16-17, 1999, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The workshop is designed for a range of personnel, including county and city engineers, traffic operations and law enforcement staff, sign materials vendors, and insurance company representatives. For more information, contact Duane Smith or Sharon Prochnow at the Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University, 515-294-8103 (fax: 515-294-0467; Web: www.ctre.iastate.edu/vand/vand.htm).

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