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View from the Road - October 2017

David Orr PE, Director, CLRP

In September's View from the Road, I asked for local innovations being tried in your community. Some of the innovations we received included:

  • Mini-roundabouts - Town of Tonawanda
  • Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) with a cape seal on a trail project - Chumung County
  • Bicycle counting as part of overall highway planning - Town of Orangetown
  • Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) with foamed asphalt - Town of Colonie

 I applaud everyone trying something new.

Some of you may think the ideas mentioned above are not new innovations but, if they are new to you,  they are innovations and they are worth trying. One of the current Every Day Counts (EDC) initiatives on pavement preservation methods has been around for quite a while but, like getting kids to eat new foods, we may have to try things more than once.

Look for innovations in magazines and on the web, by talking to friends and colleagues, or from attending workshops and conferences. The New York Statewide Conference on Local Bridges, an innovative idea itself, is coming up later this month - maybe we will see you there. 

EDC-4 Innovations (2017-2018)
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovation/everydaycounts/edc_4/

Eating new food, try it you'll like it
http://articles.extension.org/pages/70641/try-it-youll-like-it-encouraging-youth-to-eat-what-they-grow-in-the-garden

Congratulations to the Town of Orangetown! They were randomly chosen to receive a free CLRP workshop certificate for one person.

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Dates

  • Training Session – October 24th
  • Conference Dates October 25th – October 26th

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  • Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
    441 Electronics Pkwy
    Liverpool, New York 13088
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