Highways for LIFE: Changing the Way Today's Infrastructure is Built

This article provides an overview of the Highways for LIFE (Long-lasting highways using Innovative technologies and practices to accomplish Fast construction of Efficient and safe pavements and bridges) program established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program has the following four goals: 1) Improve Safety; 2) Reduce congestion due to construction; 3) Improve quality; and, 4) Improve customer satisfaction. A primary focus of Highways for LIFE is creating a culture of innovation. State departments of transportation (DOTs) are encouraged to submit applications to receive funding for projects that use innovations that have rarely been used before. SAFETEA-LU legislation has provided $75 million in funding for fiscal years 2006-2009. The article concludes with a discussion regarding how state DOTs can participate in the Highways for LIFE.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2007 4:29PM