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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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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...
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...