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



2011 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Infrastructure Research and Technology (R&T) Strategic Plan


The work of the Office of Infrastructure R&D is carried out as an integral part of FHWA's broader Infrastructure Research and Technology (R&T) Program. As such, it contributes to agency-wide efforts to achieve the following Infrastructure R&T goals and strategic objectives, as articulated in the 2011 FHWA Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan:

FHWA Infrastructure R&T Goals

  1. Highway safety is improved
  2. Management of the infrastructure system is continuously improved
  3. Economic returns on transportation infrastructure
  4. Delivery of high quality infrastructure projects is expedited
  5. Durability and longevity of highway infrastructure are improved
  6. The condition of the highway infrastructure is improved
  7. The sustainability of highway infrastructure design, construction, maintenance and operation is improved and adverse environmental impacts are reduced through environmental stewardship
  8. Personal and commercial mobility are improved


FHWA Infrastructure R&T Strategic Objectives

  1. Reduce the number of fatalities attributable to infrastructure design characteristics and work zones
  2. Improve the safety and security of highway infrastructure
  3. Improve the management of infrastructure assets and advance the implementation of a performance-based program
  4. Improve the ability of transportation agencies to deliver projects that meet expectations for timeliness, quality, and cost
  5. Reduce user delay attributable to infrastructure system performance, maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction
  6. Improve highway condition and performance through increased use of design, materials, construction, and maintenance innovations
  7. Reduce the life-cycle environmental impacts of highway infrastructure (design, construction, operation, preservation, and maintenance)


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