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At the time this aerial photograph was taken in 2017, the roundabout shown here (far right) was under construction in Arches National Park in Utah.

Roundabouts Coming Full Circle

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? [Read more]

Because of the urgency of opening the Alaska Highway for trucks in 1942, most bridges built on the initial “pioneer road” were made from nearby timber. Many of the bridges disappeared over the winter. The report by the Public Roads Administration (FHWA's predecessor) described the fate of a 272-foot (438-kilometer)- long timber bridge with a 10-foot (3-meter) clearance: “The ice at that time was more than 15 feet [5 meters] thick and the bridge had been swallowed up completely.”

America's Glory Road

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. [Read more]

Cities face the ongoing challenge of accommodating increasing freight traffic on the same routes with other modes of travel. Here, a bicyclist is using a dedicated bike lane along a roadway heavily used by trucks in Seattle, WA.

Delivering The Goods

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

News


The CMF Clearinghouse: A Handy Safety Tool

The CMF Clearinghouse: A Handy Safety Tool

FHWA has developed an accessible Web-based, one-stop resource for information on crash modification factors. [Read more]

 

The Double Crossover Diamond

The Double Crossover Diamond

Introducing an innovative interchange for grade-separated crossroads that promises to speed construction, save money, and increase safety. [Read more]

 

Integrated Corridor Management

Integrated Corridor Management

Analysis, modeling, and simulations of ICM strategies are going forward on three of the Nation's busiest roadways. Coming next—demonstrations. [Read more]

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda

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