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Publication Number:      Date:  Winter 1996
Issue No: Vol. 59 No. 3
Date: Winter 1996



A Revolution in Winter Maintenance

by Brian Chollar

Where in the past, states focused their energies and resources on deicing wintry roads, new technologies stress preventive anti-icing measures.

New Links to South Africa

FHWA's Office of International Programs and the National Highway Institute are actively involved in a cooperative, technology transfer program with the Republic of South Africa's Department of Transport.

Demonstration Project 93 - Making the Most of Today's Technology

by John McCracken

This project encompasses the joint efforts of 25 U.S. and foreign manufacturers who have formed partnerships with FHWA to promote and demonstrate the latest available technology to state and local jurisdictions.

Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding for Bridges

by Krishna K. Verma

Demonstration Project 102 is designed to transfer a new advanced welding technology to state transportation agencies and bridge fabricators.

"Attention Motorists...The Bats Have Landed on our Bridge!"

by Paul Garrett

Austin, Texas, has adopted the largest urban colony of bats in the world, roosting between the beams of the Congress Avenue Bridge, and publicizes the bats as a tourist attraction.

A Living Memorial

by Bonny Falk and Bob Bryant

FHWA has dedicated a memorial marker and grove of 11 Oklahoma redbud trees at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in homage to the 11 FHWA employees who lost their lives in the April 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City.

Linking the Delta Region With the Nation and the World

FHWA is publishing a report about the progress achieved in transportation and employment in the lower Mississippi River area from 1990 to 1995 and about transportation improvement as a key to continued economic development in the area.

The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995

On Nov. 28, 1995, President Clinton signed this landmark legislation, which designates 260,000 kilometers of roads as the National Highway System (NHS). NHS is going to be the backbone of our national transportation network.

The National Highway Institute: A 25-Year Record of Achievement

by Charles Barton

The National Highway Institute, 25 years old in 1995, has become highly esteemed both at home and abroad for its role in technology transfer and as a vital provider of highway technology to the national and international highway communities.

The CONMAT Initiative: Charting an Innovative Path to the Next Century

by Harvey M. Bernstein and Richard A. Belle

In August 1995, 11 different basic construction material (CONMAT) groups formally joined forces to take on the task of creating the high-performance construction materials and systems for a revitalized infrastructure capable of withstanding the demands of the next century.

Aerodynamic Design of Highway Structures

by Dryver R. Huston and Harold R. Bosch

FHWA is developing improved design and retrofit methods and educating designers in the use of modern methods.




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