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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-18-001    Date:  Autumn 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-18-001
Issue No: Vol. 81 No. 3
Date: Autumn 2017



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Shelley Potter, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Photo. Shown is a highway bridge with a mountain range in the background.
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This glorious view of the Alaska Highway near Milepost 1348 shows the Robertson River Bridge, which is about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of the Canadian border where the famous highway enters Alaska from the Yukon. Construction of the truck road was completed in November 1942, and improvements continued the following year–and for many years thereafter. To learn more, see "America's Glory Road" on page 10 in this issue of PUBLIC ROADS.

Roundabouts Coming Full Circle

by Hillary Isebrands and Jeffrey Shaw

Checking the progress of the modern designs reveals they now number in the thousands across the United States. Maybe they're right for your next intersection makeover?

America's Glory Road

by Richard F. Weingroff

In 1942, 75 years ago, construction crews worked under frigid conditions to complete one of the most challenging engineering projects of World War II. Here's the story of the Alaska Highway.

Delivering the Goods

by Tamiko Burnell, Antonio Santalucia, and Alexander Epstein

USDOT and its partners are working to improve the movement of freight in growing urban areas across the country.

Getting Around Town

by Daniel Goodman

A new guide from FHWA can help small communities and rural areas build multimodal transportation networks that benefit users of all ages and abilities.

Rivers, Rainfall, and Resilient Roads

by Brian Beucler

An updated FHWA manual on highways in floodplains provides methods for assessing their vulnerability to extreme events. Check out this timely publication.



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