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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-12-059    Date:  December 2012
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-059
Date: December 2012


Office of Infrastructure R&D

Dear Customer:

Editorial corrections were made to this factsheet after it was originally published. The following table shows the modifications that were made to this report.



Page 1, first paragraph in “Research and Development Focus Areas” section

Change “attempts to perform” to “addresses”

Page 2, first paragraph in “Accelerated Highway Construction” section

Delete “impending crisis due to an” and “s” in “includes”

Page 2, first paragraph in “Environmentally Sensitive Highway Infrastructure” section

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Research and Development Focus Areas

The Office of Infrastructure R&D focuses on important research and development where there is an appropriate Federal role by virtue of national need, scope, duration, or risk. This work, which is guided by the 2011 FHWA Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan, attempts to perform addresses the following:(2)

AMENDED December 18, 2012

Accelerated Highway Construction

This strategy aims to develop accelerated construction, rehabilitation, and reconstruction methodologies for highway systems and structures. This strategy directly addresses the Nation's congestion and safety needs, as well as the impending crisis due to an aging infrastructure1. The research and development to be pursued as a part of this strategy includes the following:

AMENDED December 18, 2012

Environmentally Sensitive Highway Infrastructure

This strategy addresses the need for technologies to enable an environmentally sensitive highway infrastructure. This strategy will reduce detrimental environmental impacts arising from construction and maintenance of highway infrastructure, as well as the physical, chemical, and aesthetic attributes of highway transportation. Elements of this strategy include the following:

AMENDED December 18, 2012


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