Geotech tools are among the products in Round 3
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have announced that they will begin accepting applications on Jan. 17, 2014, for the third round of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program. Applications are accepted until Feb. 14, 2014. Round 3 recipients will be announced in March.
The SHRP2 participation announcements are in the November 2013 issue of Focus, published by the FHWA.
More than 100 research projects conducted under SHRP2 have resulted in an array of advanced tools and technologies for improving highway safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity. These tools and technologies are now being released as SHRP2 solutions products. Funding awarded through the Implementation Assistance Program helps state transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, tribal agencies, and other local agencies to implement new products, according to the Focus article.
Round 3 products are:
- Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement—This organizational approach will help agencies to achieve improved freight data sets and freight modeling practices. FHWA and AASHTO will preview the product in a free webinar Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. EST. Register.
- GeoTech Tools—These tools offer more than 40 geotechnical solutions to common embankment, cut slope, structure and foundation interface, and pavement foundation issues. Learn more through a product webinar on Dec. 16, noon EST. Register.
- Precast Concrete Pavement—New tools for using precast concrete pavement systems will help agencies reduce the duration of construction closures on critical roadways. These tools are highlighted in a Dec. 12 webinar, 2 p.m. EST. Register.
- Identifying and Managing Utility Conflicts—Includes strategies for improving cooperation among highway and utility agencies, and also suggestions for reducing project completion timelines. A product webinar is Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. EST. Register.
- Pavement Renewal Solutions—New guidelines for using existing pavements in rapid construction will help extend pavement life and save money. The guidelines are previewed in a webinar scheduled for Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. EST. Register.
Eighteen states were awarded implementation and technical assistance in October 2013 through Round 2 of the Implementation Assistance Program. More information on the Round 2 recipients, the application process for Round 3, and anticipated products for Round 4 is at FHWA and the AASHTO.
The Focus article said that FHWA and AASHTO expect to begin accepting applications for Round 4 product implementation in June 2014.
For more information on SHRP2, contact:
- Carin Michel at FHWA, 410 962 2530, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pam Hutton at AASHTO, 303 263 1212, email@example.com