FHWA provides $9 million for transportation projects on tribal lands

April 19th, 2017

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) is providing $9 million for 77 projects aimed at improving transportation safety on tribal lands. “Transportation is a key to accessing opportunity and we are committed to helping make travel safer on tribal roads,” said Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. “These funds will assist […]

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FHWA releases $768.2 million in emergency funds for roads and bridges

April 11th, 2017

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made available $768.2 million for emergency repair work on roads and bridges damaged by storms or catastrophic events in 40 states. Funded through the Emergency Relief (ER) program, it is one of the largest single awards for such repair work made by the federal government. “Transportation is a lifeline for […]

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Instrumentation and monitoring of GRS–IBS bridge

November 16th, 2016

76-page “Rustic Road Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS)–Integrated Bridge System (IBS)” prepared for the Missouri Department of Transportation by Andrew Boeckmann, Eric Lindsey, Sam Runge, and J. Erik Loehr (University of Missouri Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) The Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is a technology developed and promoted by the Federal […]

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Alaskan bridge uses innovation in harsh climate

September 15th, 2016

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in tribal nation, is building Alaska's first geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS) project. The project to replace a bridge over the Sucker River in Fort Yukon, 11 miles north of the Arctic Circle, will test GRS–IBS technology in a harsh environment with record […]

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WisDOT saves time, reduces delay in bridge replacements

August 29th, 2016

Work on two aging Dodge County bridges is demonstrating the benefits of the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is unveiling replacement work at two Dodge County bridges to showcase a construction technique that simplifies the process and reduces project time. Championed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for nearly […]

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