FHWA Unveils New Tunnel Inspection Program

Up until now, FHWA has provided tunnel inspection guidance but had no means by which to require tunnel owners, such as State DOTs or other transportation agencies, to inspect tunnels.  In addition, tunnel inspection methods have varied widely.
With this new program, FHWA will compile an inventory of the nation’s tunnels and begin to develop a national database similar to the National Bridge Inventory.