New Technical Brief “Hydraulic Considerations for Shallow Foundation Abutments” from FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a Memorandum implementing the new Technical Brief (TechBrief) “Hydraulic Considerations for Shallow Foundation Abutments.”  The TechBrief provides programmatic and technical considerations for evaluating and mitigating abutment scour at bridges with shallow foundations.  This information supersedes certain materials on shallow foundations in two FHWA Hydraulic Engineering Circulars (HEC-18 “Evaluating … Read moreNew Technical Brief “Hydraulic Considerations for Shallow Foundation Abutments” from FHWA

FHWA Memo on Guardrail Terminal Installation and Repair Issues

The Federal Highway Administration has released a memorandum to bring your attention to guardrail terminal installation and repair issues.  Please read the following memo for more details. Click here for a PDF of the memo. For additional information, please contact Mr. William Longstreet at (202) 366-0087 or will.longstreet@dot.gov.

Local Assistance Procedures for Simultaneous Processing of Allocation/Authorization Requests

In an effort to minimize delays on projects requiring both California Transportation Commission (CTC) Allocations and Federal Authorizations to Proceed, Caltrans Division of Local Assistance released an Office Memorandum on July 7, 2016 which establishes and documents the procedure that allows local agencies the option of submitting CTC Allocation requests and Federal Authorization requests simultaneously for any project component. … Read moreLocal Assistance Procedures for Simultaneous Processing of Allocation/Authorization Requests