Load Rating of Complex Bridges Webinar Recording

Watch a recording of FHWA’s webinar on Load Rating of Complex Bridges.  This was the 23rd webinar in the FHWA Bridge Load Rating Webinar Series and focused on the process and procedure for load rating of arch bridges. The last presentation demonstrated a procedure for automating the refined analysis of girder bridges, but the procedure … Read moreLoad Rating of Complex Bridges Webinar Recording

Supplemental Guidance for Emergency Opening and Permanent Restoration work on Local Assistance Projects – 2018 Update

In response to the severe winter storms that affected California during December 2016 and January 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a letter to Caltrans, in March 2017, granting conditional approval to local agencies to proceed with permanent repairs, under emergency opening (EO) procedures, for their Emergency Relief (ER) projects associated with the two winter storms.  … Read moreSupplemental Guidance for Emergency Opening and Permanent Restoration work on Local Assistance Projects – 2018 Update

Webinar on Tools for Pavement Preservation

Protecting roadway investments by applying regular pavement preservation treatments prevents road deterioration. With intentional and cyclic lesser-cost preservations that restore pavement to like-new condition, agencies avoid the reconstruction and rehabilitation higher cost of fixing the ‘worst-first.” Learn to keep roads smooth and safe with established preservation methods and escape the crisis stage. Join this webinar … Read moreWebinar on Tools for Pavement Preservation

Principles of Constructing Quality Asphalt Pavements

The Asphalt Institute is offering two 1-day classes on the Principles of Constructing Quality Asphalt Pavements. In this class you will learn to produce high quality pavements using the basic principles of hot-mix asphalt pavement construction, and the inspector’s responsibilities at the various stages in the construction process. You will develop a general understanding of … Read morePrinciples of Constructing Quality Asphalt Pavements

Structure Policy Directive 1-8 “Material Storage Under Bridges”

Following a disastrous loss of two major bridge spans in Atlanta, Georgia last March from a fire of material stored underneath, Caltrans management had a team review the policies and practices of Caltrans for storage of materials under bridges.  The task team consisted of staff from the Divisions of Maintenance, Right of Way, Traffic Operations, … Read moreStructure Policy Directive 1-8 “Material Storage Under Bridges”

TRB Webinar on Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PT that will discuss how to incorporate spatial modeling and statistical tools to enhance the quality and productivity of travel monitoring data. Presenters will focus on the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a compilation of roadway characteristics, … Read moreTRB Webinar on Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1

TRB Webinar on Pavement Maintenance Programming Using 3D Laser Technology

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 11:00AM to 12:30PM PT that will present a systematic approach toward pavement maintenance and rehabilitation planning and programming using 3D laser technology and machine learning algorithms. The presenters will provide an overview of recent advances in automatic pavement distress detection. This webinar will also … Read moreTRB Webinar on Pavement Maintenance Programming Using 3D Laser Technology

FHWA Local Agency Training Needs Survey

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Center for Local Aid Support, invites you to participate in a Local Agency Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment.  Local agencies own seventy-six percent of the U.S. road network.  In this ownership role, many face challenges in maintaining and operating their network, including the need to find and retain a … Read moreFHWA Local Agency Training Needs Survey

Roadway Departure Safety Workshop in Marina, CA

Join us for a Local Roadway Departure Safety Workshop being held along the Central Coast in Marina, California.  This FREE workshop consists of three main parts. Participants will learn how to apply for federal funds, where their crashes happen, and what types of countermeasures are available. Learn from UC Berkeley, Caltrans, CHP, FHWA, NHTSA, OTS and PWD on … Read moreRoadway Departure Safety Workshop in Marina, CA

2018 LAPM & LAPG Released

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released the 2018 updates of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG). Below is a summary of the significant revisions. Comments and suggestions for improvement to the LAPM may be submitted to Kamal Sah, Publications Manager, Division of Local Assistance, at Kamal.Sah@dot.ca.gov. To receive notifications of … Read more2018 LAPM & LAPG Released