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           The Research Council staff conduct projects internally and also coordinate research being conducted by other organizations on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation. Direct any questions concerning these projects to the key staff contacts shown as the principal investigators.

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Assessing the Feasibility of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Program in Virginia
One of the challenges for transportation agencies is the lack of documentation on pedestrian and...
Guidance for Field Evaluations and Load Ratings of Bridges with Limited or Missing As-built Data, Phase II
The safe load-carrying capacity (“load rating”) of a structure is a major considerati...
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Wildlife Fencing Along Existing Isolated Underpasses
This project will  evaluate the effectiveness of erecting wildlife fencing along Interstate...
Development of Best Practice Implementation Guide for Geosynthetics in Low-Volume Pavements
While the use of geosynthetic materials in roadway construction has become an established practic...
Magnetic Flux Leakage Device for Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Box Bridges
Corrosion of concrete reinforcement in bridge structures is a major problem faced by bridge owner...
Methods To Ensure Appropriate Installation And Prevent Loosening Of Anchor Nuts On Ancillary Highway Structures
In recent years, the Virginia Department of Transportation and other highway agencies have experi...
Underwater Concrete Placement
Concrete and grout for underwater placement requires a mixture design that flows easily while sta...
Metal Culvert Repair with Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Rehabilitation of corrugated metal pipe culvert inverts - the portion of the structure that typic...
The Effectiveness of Deer Advisory Messages on VDOT's Changeable Message Signs:Phase II
Following recommendations from an earlier VTRC study, in 2015 VDOT began to post animal advisory...
Traveler Information for the Commericial Vehicle Operations Community
Commercial vehicles traveling on the state’s roadway system frequently become a challenge f...
Performance of Bridge Deck Overlays - Phase II - Field Survey
Deicing salt application, live loads, and weather conditions all play significant roles in determ...
Workable and Durable Concretes for Bridge Repair
Maintenance operations on high volume highways raise both safety and mobility concerns for the tr...
Identification and Characterization of Traffic Bottlenecks
A number of tools are currently available to VDOT for bottleneck identification, namely, the Regi...
Development of Pavement Structural Criteria Using Data from Traffic Speed Deflectometer Pilot Study
Currently, VDOT can only assess the functional condition of its pavement network based on what is...
Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Residual Capacity and Repair Methods for Corrosion-Damaged Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
Several aging bridges with prestressed concrete girders have been identified in the Commonwealth...
Computational Enhancements for the VDOT Regional River Severe Storm Model (R2S2) Phase II
The R2S2 model is an operational tool to assist VDOT staff in allocating resources when severe st...
The Future of Traffic Control Devices
To date, transportation agencies have not aggressively taken advantage of the upcoming connected...
Evaluation of Strategies to Reduce Truck Turnarounds at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel
The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) is a source of significant recurring and nonrecurring cong...