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NCHRP 25-25/Task 73 [Completed]

Improved Environmental Performance of Highway Maintenance
[ NCHRP 25-25 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $100,000
Research Agency: PB Americas, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary McVoy
Effective Date: 8/10/2011
Completion Date: 11/10/2012
Comments: Completed and final report submitted to AASHTO SCOE

The objective of this research was to evaluate (a) how state DOTs are addressing existing environmental requirements and stewardship in their highway maintenance programs, (b) how personnel are trained so that the staff are aware of/and understand compliance with environmental requirements, (c) stewardship policies and practices that are in place and how the notion of stewardship is engendered in the agency, and (d) how DOTs are measuring compliance and stewardship accomplishments through the use of comprehensive audits and assessments. The final report can be accessed here and the appendices related to the report are posted here.

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