More Articles for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Other Dangers

Better Roads Staff - Feb 05, 2013

The Other Dangers

Don’t overlook these jobsite hazards when working near traffic.   By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle, Contributing Editor     When you work road construction zones there is never really a time to relax when it comes to safety. The job, more or less cordoned off from ...

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An Occasional Series: One 2 One with some of the most interesting people in the business

Better Roads Staff - Jan 10, 2013

An Occasional Series:  One 2 One with some of the most interesting people in the business

FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez talks to Editor-in-Chief John Latta   Victor Mendez is Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), overseeing the agency and advising the Administration on strategic initiatives and policy. He launched FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative in November ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Applications & Innovations

Concrete Repair   8 techniques for restoring concrete roads   By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle     Whether it’s patching a hairline crack or completely rebuilding an area with a crater-sized pothole, repairing concrete roads early on can minimize future damage and the time required for the job. The ...

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Guest Blog Post: Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice

All too often, a research project is completed and the final report just sits on a shelf. But, if an agency invests a little effort in exploring how the results can be used, there may be big payoffs for the agency, ...

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ARTBA-backed rule change will reduce bridge project delays; could save nearly $80 million

Staff Report - Nov 20, 2012

A change in the way the federal government reviews bridge projects for possible historical significance – one long-advocated by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) – could save taxpayers an estimated $78 million and reduce wait times for ...

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U.S. DOT providing 12 million in Quick Release Emergency Relief Funds for Hurricane Sandy Damage in New Jersey and Connecticut

Staff Report - Nov 06, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood $12 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New Jersey and Connecticut to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full ...

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ARTBA rolls out traffic control manual for mobile devices

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 26, 2012

One of the transportation industry’s most heavily used publications — the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) — is available for the first time on Apple mobile devices through the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Published by the ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

Applications & Innovations

Whispering Asphalt   OGFCs cut spray and can be very, very quiet.   For several years, a number of states have placed open-graded friction courses (OGFCs) as a wearing course on their high-volume, high-speed roadways. An OGFC is a thin, permeable mix with high air ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Jun 09, 2012

Road Science

Spreading the Wealth Asphalt emulsions mix oil with water As pavement preservation techniques tighten their beachheads in state, county and municipal road agencies, new attention is focused on surface treatments, thin asphalt surfacings and the asphalt emulsions that make them possible. Asphalt emulsions ...

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U.S. DOT eliminates 46 traffic sign regulations

Staff Report - May 21, 2012

The Obama Administration is eliminating 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide more flexibility for state and local governments, including allowing communities to replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to be replaced by a ...

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NY contractors get FWHA help to compete for Tappan Zee Bridge replacement contract

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 23, 2012

An April 20 workshop was held in advance of advertising contracts for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project to help disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in New York and its neighboring states better compete for contracts and help DBEs ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Mar 20, 2012

Road Science

Eureka! Research that makes a difference Intelligent compaction . . . application of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) . . . prefabricated bridges and pavements. They’re just a few of the themes of research papers presented at the ...

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