AASHTO Journal, 7 February 2014
State tollway and thruway authorities are now eligible to submit applications for two products included in the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program, according to a recent announcement by the Federal Highway Administration. Currently, FHWA is accepting applications through Friday, Feb. 14 to implement five products in the third round of the program. An announcement regarding award selections is expected to be made in late March 2014.
Tollway and thruway authorities can submit applications through their respective state departments of transportation for:
- Precast Concrete Pavement (R05) – Tools for using precast concrete pavement systems will reduce the duration of construction closures on critical roadways. Five Lead Adopter Incentive opportunities are available. Apply here.
- Pavement Renewal Solutions (R23) – Guidelines for using existing pavements in rapid construction will extend pavement life and save money. Five Lead Adopter Incentives and 10 User Incentive opportunities are available. Apply here.
The list of eligible organizations for these two products now includes state transportation departments, state tollway and thruway authorities, local agencies, and tribal agencies. Applications from local agencies and state tollway and thruway authorities must be coordinated through their state DOTs. The state DOT and the other agencies could also submit a joint application, showing how they would both be involved in a project.
Contact Pam Hutton, AASHTO SHRP2 implementation manager, at 303-263-1212 for questions regarding the implementation assistance program. Additional information can be found at SHRP2.transportation.org or at FHWA’s GoSHRP2 website.