Seismic Vulnerability of the National Highway System
DOT Awards New Highway Contract
MCEER will receive $10.8 million over the next six years from the U.S. Department of Transportation to apply its expertise to improving the seismic performance of the nations highway system.
The funds, allocated under the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, which was signed into law June 9 by President Clinton, will extend work begun by MCEER in 1992 under two current Federal Highway Administration contracts that have focused on federal-aid highways, bridges and tunnels.
The new DOT contract will focus on the development of a seismic design and retrofit manual for long span bridges, loss estimation methods for highway systems, seismic protective systems for bridges, and foundations and geotechnical studies.
MCEER Bulletin,Summer 1998, Vol. 12, No. 2