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Modern transportation and highway systems are critical to the sustainability of modern society. Preserving and improving this infrastructure presents a major challenge and a unique opportunity for civil engineers to improve the health, safety, cost-effectiveness, and longevity of these systems and share our knowledge with stakeholders. With multidisciplinary expertise in transportation infrastructure and environmental engineering, plus an array of cutting-edge facilities and laboratory resources, researchers at the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to infrastructure challenges and mitigating its environmental effects.
On a late-June day 60 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, which pledged $25 billion to construct 41,000 miles of what would become the Interstate Highway System – and the largest public works project in American history at the time.(read more)