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Innovations

May 27, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

Pennsylvania's topography poses a challenge for bridge construction, but hydraulic tools help us design safer and more resilient structures.


May 20, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

To minimize the impact on commuter travel, one bridge in the Pittsburgh area was demolished and replaced within a single weekend.


May 13, 2020 12:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam is a rapid embankment construction technique used in accelerated bridge construction.


May 06, 2020 09:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

PennDOT is taking a leading role nationally in advancing e-Construction and Partnering (eCP).


April 29, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

Our use of this innovative High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) is having a significant impact on highway safety across the state.


April 22, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

The Diverging Diamond Interchange design is improving safety by reducing traffic contact points and eliminating many severe crash types.


April 15, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

The Design-Build Traffic Control Plan (DBTCP) aims to improve project delivery by exploring ways to provide greater contractor flexibility.


April 08, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

​Faced with upkeep of thousands of bridges on their local roads, municipal officials can turn to PennDOT for a cost-effective solution.


April 01, 2020 07:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

Pennsylvania's STIC is working on an innovation that will enhance the quality of concrete finishing across Pennsylvania.


March 25, 2020 08:00 AM
By: Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT Bureau of Innovations

​Moving innovation to reality poses a challenge, especially in convincing drivers that roundabouts are a welcome traffic improvement.