Detailed Planning for Research on Accelerating the Renewal of America's Highways ("Renewal")

<p><strong>The objective of this project is to develop a specific research plan for the first F-SHRP program area dealing with "Renewal". </strong>In Project 20-58(1), a detailed research plan will be developed for the F-SHRP Renewal Topic: "Accelerating the Renewal of America's Highways." The overall research program goal for this topic is to develop a consistent, systematic approach to performing highway renewal that is rapid, causes minimum disruption, and produces long-lived facilities. This work will produce a recommended research plan that gives further definition to the general description contained in Chapter 4 of <em>Special Report 260</em>. The research plan shall delineate the specific research projects and other activities required to achieve the overall goal of the research program area. Individual projects are defined as those parts of each research program area that can be performed efficiently under separate contracts. The research plan shall contain a detailed description of each research project, including the tasks, levels of effort, required resources and special expertise, schedules, budgets, and anticipated deliverables. The plan shall also include activities necessary to address nontechnical issues or potential barriers to implementation and shall show the interrelationships of the projects, the timing and sequencing of each, and the assumptions and dependent conditions for each project. A work-flow diagram shall be used to further describe the sequencing and relationships of the projects. TRB staff will work with the contract agency to identify relationships among the four F-SHRP program areas regarding research projects, schedules, and resources. It is imperative that the research plan be strategic in its approach, identifying research with the greatest potential to make significant advances in achieving highway renewal that is performed rapidly, causes minimum disruption, and produces long-lived facilities. The design of the research plan shall take into account the entire highway delivery process i.e., financing planning, design, construction, and maintenance) and examine the gains that can be made toward the desired goal through improvements in each phase of the process. It is important that all segments of the project delivery process, whether traditionally managed by the public or private sectors, be included in this examination. Research may be proposed in any number of areas, so the approach to developing the research plan should include, but not be limited to, consideration of areas such as: advanced technologies, public participation, innovative methods, advanced materials, nonintrusive repair and rehabilitation, construction methods and equipment, financing, contracting, and privatization. The research shall address both urban and rural areas, including urban street network renewal. The research plan should include and reflect an in-depth review of relevant efforts in the United States and abroad and should incorporate promising technologies, including technological solutions that may be productively transferred from other industries. It may be necessary to modify some of the suggested approaches and technologies indicated in <em>Special Report 260</em>. Additional definition of the research program is required. <br /><br /></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-58(1)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Diewald, Walter

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Ames, IA  USA  50011
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ferragut, Theodore

    Cackler, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20051228
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060415
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16132

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464653
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-58(1)
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:46PM