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FoRRRwD Countermeasures: High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) and Continuous Friction Measurement (CFM)

August 2020 Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

  • Created: Tuesday August 11th, 2020
  • Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, South Dakota Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Publishing Organization: USDOT FHWA Office of Safety, National Local Technical Assistance Program Association, National Center for Rural Road Safety
  • Topic: Engineering, Road
  • Sub-Topic: Pavement Safety, Road Surface Conditions, Safety Countermeasures
  • Training Format: Training Webinar
  • Duration: 2 Hours

Description/Learning Outcomes:

An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety.

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Proven Countermeasures pillar.

State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover how HFST, a pavement safety treatment, can dramatically reduce roadway departure crashes associated with friction demand issues.
Speakers and Topics to be covered include:

  • Jason Hershock, PennDOT, will discuss the HFST experience in Pennsylvania including manual applications, winter road maintenance, local agency demonstrations, and bundling of sites to reduce costs. Benefit-Cost analysis and CMF development will also be presented.
  • Andy Vandel, South Dakota DOT, will discuss South Dakota’s application of HFST to target the over-representation of roadway departure crashes at horizontal curves with winter road conditions as a contributing factor.
  • Stephen Read, Virginia DOT, will provide an overview of Virginia’s experience with HFST and Edgar DeLeon, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will discuss the implementation of a Pavement Friction Management Program (PFMP) using Continuous Friction Measurement (CFM) for Virginia DOT.