Ohio DOT investing nearly $74 million in safety projects

January 2nd, 2024

Governor Mike DeWine (R) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently unveiled $73.8 million worth of investment into more than two dozen traffic safety projects statewide aimed at reducing the risk of crashes on Ohio’s roads.  That funding – from Ohio DOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program – will cover the various phases of project development, right […]

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Recorded webinar – Bridge Load Rating and Beyond: FHWA updates

December 15th, 2023

In this webinar, the U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bridges and Structures leadership provides updates on national bridge and tunnel programs. It is the 38th webinar in an FHWA series on Bridge Load Rating. The series objective is to provide awareness and share state of the practice, lessons learned, research advancement, and available resources. […]

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FHWA awards cooperative agreement for pavement sustainability and resilience

October 6th, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has entered into a cooperative agreement entitled, “Advancing Sustainability and Resilience in Pavements” with the University of California, Davis. The purpose of the agreement is to further the Sustainable Pavements Program by exploring topics related to sustainability and resilience such as the use of low-carbon materials, equity, life cycle cost […]

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EDC-7: EPDs for sustainable project delivery

May 31st, 2023

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are tools that report environmental impacts of construction materials. As state DOTs become increasingly aimed at addressing the environmental burdens of infrastructure and seek more sustainable strategies, they are looking for measures that accurately reflect the environmental impacts of each alternative. EPDs communicate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of construction materials […]

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FHWA extends review deadline for General Applicability Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Manufactured Products

April 28th, 2023

To ensure all interested parties have adequate time to submit comment on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Review of its General Applicability Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Manufactured Products, the FHWA has published notice of a 30-day extension of the comment period in the Federal Register: Notice and Request for Comment on FHWA's Review […]

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AASHTO offers ‘Stewardship & Oversight’ insights to FHWA

February 28th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently outlined in a letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) some of its concerns with an “updated template” being crafted for Stewardship and Oversight or S&O Agreements – an effort mandated by Congress as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November […]

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AASHTO presents P.D. McLean Award

February 3rd, 2023

Greg Cohen (right) presenting Jim Tymon with the P.D. McLean Award. Photo by AASHTO. Jim Tymon, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), has received the 2022 P.D. McLean Award from The Road Gang for outstanding contributions to the advancement of highway transportation in the public interest. Established in […]

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AASHTOWare unveils Pavement 3.0 software

February 1st, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently issued AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design 3.0, the latest version of its core pavement design software platform. AASHTOWare – which offers a suite of transportation software products delivered through a collaborative business model with state departments of transportation across the country – upgraded its pavement design […]

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FHWA launches geosynthetic installation notes tracker mobile application

January 18th, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), has launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker Mobile Application. The mobile app provides handheld, quick and easy access to information on the various types and functions of geosynthetic materials for use in road construction and maintenance projects. The […]

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Register now for EDC-7 Virtual Summit

January 13th, 2023

The EDC-7 Virtual Summit registration link is now live! The summit, taking place from February 14-16, 2023, brings together transportation leaders and frontline professionals responsible for developing and delivering highway projects. We welcome participation from all of our partners—state transportation departments, local agencies, federal land management agencies, tribes, and industry. In this cycle of EDC, […]

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