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Publication Number:      Date:  September/October 2002
Issue No: Vol. 66 No. 2
Date: September/October 2002



Walking the Safety Walk

by Ann Do

New guidebook puts a safer environment for pedestrians within reach.

The Bridges That Good Planning and Execution Rebuilt

by Gary Jakovich and Jorge Alvarez

Using precast deck panels, three high-traffic bridges near Washington, DC, were redecked in just 10 weekends.

War on Weeds

by Bonnie Harper-Lore

Vegetation managers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States share strategies to control invasive plants along roadsides.

Red Lights Mean Stop

by Patrick Hasson

Running red lights is risky, and FHWA and its partners are working hard on solutions.

Bridge Rebuilt on the Fast Track

by Timothy Barkley and Gary Strasburg

A devastating crash caused the collapse of a high-traffic bridge in downtown Birmingham, AL, but it was back in operation only 53 days later.

Stop. You're Going the Wrong Way!

by Steve Moler

Washington State DOT and others use the latest ITS technology to reduce crashes and keep drivers going safely in the right direction on freeway ramps.

Toledo's New Signature Structure

by Adrian Ciolko and Armin Mehrabi

The bold cable design of this elegant bridge required record-setting, full-scale prototype testing and verification.

Spotlight on Safety

by Kristine Lee Leiphart and Kenneth Epstein

FHWA launches a new training course and software tool to help identify site-specific highway improvements.

Take Me Home, Country Roads

by Stephanie Roth

A promising new Federal program is addressing the pressing transportation needs of highway improvements.

Superpave Comes of Age

by Cathy Frye

Thanks to a national research and implementation effort, this hot-mix asphalt design system is becoming the rage today. Read how it all came about and what's next.




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