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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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Continued Monitoring of the Varina-Enon Bridge - Estimation of Effective Prestress
The Varina-Enon Bridge, which carries I-295 over the James River near Richmond, has had a history...
Life-Cycle Impact Assessment of In-Place Recycled Pavement Sections
In the last 10 years, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has conducted various pave...
Development of a Methodology for Calibration and Validation of a Mesoscopic Traffic Simulation Model
Traffic simulation models are increasingly being used in the transportation engineering professio...
Driver Response to Dynamic Message Sign Safety Campaign Messages
State transportation agencies have begun developing and sharing more humorous traffic safety mess...
Full Depth Reclamation with Thin Surface Treatment for Low Volume Road Maintenance
Traditional maintenance activities employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation are beco...
Field Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Repairs using Hydro-Demolition, Galvanic Cathodic Protection or Impressed Current Cathodic Protection
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) uses sounding to identify delaminated concrete o...
Pavement Structural Evaluation with Traffic Speed Deflection Devices (TSDDs) Pooled Fund Study TPF5-385
Virginia is serving as the lead agency of a pooled-fund study to evaluate traffic speed deflectom...
Impact of Access Density on Crash Risk After Controlling for Access Volumes
Past studies have reported that crash risk is affected by access density. However, these early ac...
Roadside Truck Placard Readers for Advanced Notice and Response at Safety-Critical Facilities
All trucks hauling hazardous and dangerous materials in the U.S. are required to display placards...
Repair Methods for Corrosion-Damaged Prestressed Concrete Girders
Several bridges with prestressed concrete I-girders or adjacent box-beams have been identified in...