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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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Balanced Mix Design for Asphalt Mixtures: High RAP Field Trials
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has developed a special provision for use...
Corrosion Resistant Steel Bridges on Virginia's Eastern Shore
This study will evaluate and document the use of ASTM A709 Grade 50CR (50CR) for the Jenkins Brid...
Developing a Plan for Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Traffic Operations Applications in Virginia
Currently,the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)  is using unmanned aerial systems (UAS...
Guidelines For Prioritizing Curb Ramp Retrofits Under The Americans With Disabilities Act
Each year, VDOT has to prioritize which curb ramps, out of more than 80,000, should be improved t...
Strategies to Reduce Truck Mounted Attenuator Crashes
The objective of this project is to identify the most promising methods that could reduce the occ...
Investigation of the Factors that Affect Travel Time Reliability
With the MAP-21 System Performance Measure requirements, state DOTs are responsible for not only...
Synthesis of VDOT Historic Bridge Survey, Review, and Management Information
Since the 1970s, VDOT, through the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), has conducted...
Impact of Production Variability on Balanced Mix Design in Virginia
The objective of this research project is to assess the influence of production variability on th...
Assessment of Composite Pavement: A Trial Section on US 60
VDOT was among the state participants in an FHWA sponsored implementation program for SHRP 2 rene...
Performance of Ground Tire Rubber Modified Asphalt Mixture Overlays over Jointed Concrete Pavements
State transportation agencies are trying various treatment methods available to delay or to preve...
The Effects of Surface Condition and Long-Term Environmental Exposure on the Bond Between Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymers and Steel
Bridge engineers in Virginia are increasingly looking for innovative, yet cost-effective ways of...
Incorporating the 10th Edition Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Rates into Virginia DOT (VDOT) Regulations
The trip rates in the 10th edition ITE Trip Generation Manual are substantially lower 2than those...
Implementation and Evaluation of an Automated Placard Reader System - Phase II
Automated placard reader systems (APRS) are commercially available camera-based computer vision s...
What is an Effective Way to Measure Arterial Demand When it Exceeds Capacity?
We do not have a common approach for measuring demand when such volume exceeds capacity—e.g., uno...