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Making our local roads safer through Local Road Safety Planning.
Many state departments of transportation (DOT) have embarked on a comprehensive approach to the development of local road safety plans whereas in other states the local agencies are taking the initiative to develop their own plans and have experienced changes in their road safety programs.
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FHWA Announces New Every Day Counts Innovations.
Eleven technologies and practices are on the fourth-round roster of Every Day Counts, the Federal Highway Administration’s state-based initiative to deploy proven innovations to shorten and enhance project delivery.
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FREE Complete Streets Workshop coming to Richland in June.
This training will help BUILD a common understanding of the Complete Streets concept & approach, LEARN why jurisdictions should have a complete streets ordinance, and IDENTIFY concrete steps to build a strong complete streets policy for your community. The Department of Health's (DOH) James Kissee, the Transportation Improvement Board's (TIB) Chris Workman, and the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) own Charlotte Claybrooke are teaming up to provide a Complete Streets workshop on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Ben Franklin Transit Administration Building located at 1000 Columbia Park Trail in Richland Washington. Space is limited so you'll want to register soon. Register online at alsctc.org .
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Innovative Safety Program Announced.
Detailed information about these technologies, the funding program, available resources, and the application process is available on the WSDOT website. Applications are due to WSDOT by July 31, 2016.
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WALKABLE WASHINGTON & AWARDS SYMPOSIUM 2016.
The Walkable Washington Symposium & Awards will showcase outstanding projects promoting walking, and provide communities with knowledge to create safe, inviting, and walkable places for everyone.
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Comments to the Federal Register for EDC 4 & the MUTCD.
In preparing for the fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC) initiatives (2017-2018), FWHA has issued a Federal Register Notice requesting input on the list of topics to be developed.
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ACEC/WSDOT Structures Team Design Review Services.
The WSDOT/ACEC Structures Sub-Committee is offering its' services to Owners, Local Agencies, State Agencies and Consulting Firms. The committee is offering to review projects at any phase during the development, concerning design and constructability.
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Bridge Preventive Maintenance; Or Keeping the Water Out.
Back in the day, before timber preservatives were developed, early bridge builders put a roof over the bridge to keep the water off the untreated timber.
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Regulating Access on Washington State Highways.
What is access? Access is the ability to enter or leave a public street, roadway or highway from an abutting property or another public street, roadway or highway.
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