The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


HFST Demonstration Event Planned in September

The High Friction Surface Treatments Open House and Demonstration will provide an opportunity for Tennessee's highway superintendents, public works directors, engineers, and other transportation officials to learn more about the benefits of HFST in reducing the occurrence of crashes at horizontal curves, intersections, and other locations where surface friction is critical. This event will be held in Nashville with a preliminary target date in the last week of August (August 24-28). This event is a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the FHWA Tennessee Division, and TTAP.

The primary goal of the HFST demonstration is to raise awareness of High Friction Surface Treatments among Tennessee's local agency staff members and decision makers. Through discussions with participants, we also hope to identify any existing obstacles that may prevent or reduce the opportunities for local agencies to use HFST. The event will include discussion of the benefits, costs, application, and maintenance of HFST, a firsthand look at a finished HFST installation, and a demonstration of tools and materials used to apply the surface treatment. Watch the TTAP website and your email inbox for additional details as the event agenda and date are finalized in the coming months