Renewal Implementation Support. Project R55

To address the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the nation's highways, Congress has created the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2). Administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), SHRP 2 is a targeted, short-term research program carried out through competitively awarded contracts to qualified researchers in the academic, private, and public sectors. SHRP 2 addresses four strategic focus areas: the role of human behavior in highway safety (Safety); rapid highway renewal (Renewal); congestion reduction through improved travel time reliability (Reliability); and transportation planning that better integrates community, economic, and environmental considerations into new highway capacity (Capacity). Under current legislative provisions, SHRP 2 has expanded its efforts to include activities such as office and field pilot tests and product validations that help to prepare research results for implementation. Additional information about the program is available on the website: The U.S. highway system is aging and must be rebuilt while people drive on it and live next to it. Research in the SHRP 2 Renewal focus area therefore addresses the need to develop a consistent, systematic approach to completing highway projects quickly, with minimal disruption to the community, and producing facilities that are long-lasting. Identifying new technologies for locating underground utilities; developing procedures to speed the evaluation of designs and the inspection of construction; and applying new methods and materials for preserving, rehabilitating, and reconstructing roadways and bridges are among the goals for this focus area. Alternative strategies for contracting, financing, and managing projects and mitigating institutional barriers also are part of the emphasis on rapid renewal. The renewal scope applies to all classes of roads.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project R55

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

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

    Pedersen, Neil

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Pavement Technology, Incorporated

    115 W. Main Street
    Suite 400
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Start Date: 20130311
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38334

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547524
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project R55
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2014 1:00AM