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1 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Highways for LIFE: In Search of the Perfect Highway Perfect Highway

2 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life What Ill Talk About… 1. The Problem: The US Highway System Needs Fixing 2. The Solution: Innovations and New Technologies 3. The Goal: Make Highway People More Open to New Ideas

3 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life The Problem: The US Highway System Needs Fixing 1.

4 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

5 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

6 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

7 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

8 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Average Age of the National Highway System: 35+ Years

9 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life 11,000+ miles of pavement in poor condition

10 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life 24,000+ Bridges Classified as Deficient

11 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life 15,000 fatalities annually

12 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Congestion

13 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life The Highway Dilemma How do we get out of it? Is more money the answer?

14 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Answer: All we need to do is to build highways faster, safer, and of higher quality …and at significantly lower initial cost

15 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life The Solution: Innovations & New Technologies 2.

16 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life HYPERFIX Indianapolis, IN I-67 & 70 I-95 James River Bridges, VA Mitchell Gulch Bridge, CO Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Plaza, NY

17 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Benefits Yes, we can build highways … faster, safer, longer-lasting and cheaper.

18 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Cheaper?

19 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life The Goal: Make Highway People More Open to New Ideas 3.

20 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life FHWA Expertise

21 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Superpave Asphalt Technology Program

22 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Leap, Not Creep.

23 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Proposed Program TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER – Push for increased use of innovations INCENTIVE MONEY FOR PROJECTS – at least one project for each state INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS COMMUNICATION- Marketing, Public Outreach, Databases of Successes EVALUATION

24 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Highways for LIFE L ong lasting highways using I nnovative technologies and practices to accomplish F ast construction of E fficient and safe pavements and bridges.

25 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

26 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

27 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

28 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life Training & Education Classroom Training Classroom Training Workshops Workshops On-the-Job Training On-the-Job Training Site Visits to HfL Projects Site Visits to HfL Projects

29 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life The Information System Technologies Success Stories Contact Persons Workshops, Conferences Links to other sites (libraries, websites, universities, research centers)

30 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life

31 F EDERAL H IGHWAY A DMINISTRATION Highways for Life The Highways for LIFE Innovation Engineer Desire to Always Find a Better Way Knowledge of techniques for searching out approaches Basic understanding of Highway Safety, Operations, & Construction Appreciation for the needs of the User

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