USDOT funds to aid highway innovations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has earmarked $6.5 million in grant funding to assist seven states and Pawnee Nation with highway innovations.

The states awarded are Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina – joining the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma in receiving the funding allotment to bolster safety and rebuild infrastructure that could potentially serve as a nationwide template…

Examples of previous awardees’ projects include funding more energy-efficient overhead highway lighting, installing bridge-monitoring sensors, work zone safety technology, and intelligent compaction technologies that can extend the useful life of pavement.

The AID Demonstration Program builds on the FHWA’s efforts to collaborate with states and localities, federal land management agencies, and tribal governments to expedite the adoption of innovations while reducing project delivery times.