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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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Customizing the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) for Virginia
The first edition of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) was published in 2010 and is widely accepted...
Systemic Low Cost Countermeasures for an Unsignalized Intersection Safety Improvement Plan for Virginia
This project will be undertaken to develop a statewide safety improvement plan the Virginia Depar...
Extent of VDOT’s Exception Process for Access Standards
This study will document the extent to which exceptions to the Virginia Department of Transportat...
Implementation of Coating Removal Technique for Steel Components on VDOT Bridges
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) spends millions of dollars annually on bridge ma...
Welding of ASTM A1010 Steel
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has transitioned to using more alloyed steel pro...
Evaluation of the Safety Effects of the I-77 Active Traffic and Safety Management System: Phase 2
This project seeks to determine the effectiveness of an Active Traffic and Safety Management Syst...
Evaluation of the I-66 Active Traffic Management System: Phase 2
VTRC recently completed an evaluation of the I-66 Active Traffic Management (ATM) system, coverin...
Refinement of the Inverted T-Beam Bridge System
Researchers at Virginia Tech are collaborating with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VD...
Implementation and Evaluation of a Buried Cable Animal Detection System
This project will assess the performance of a buried cable animal detection system (ADS) under re...
Management Guidelines for Historic Roads in Virginia
Historic roads—those eligible for, or listed on the National Register—may require spe...
Applying Cluster Analysis Techniques to Traffic Operations for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
The proposed research will attempt to employ cluster analysis techniques to answer questions rela...
When and How to Consider Connected Vehicles in Virginia Transportation Planning Processes
The purpose of this research is to identify ways in which Virginia might alter existing planning...