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Carbon-Fiber Grid-Shear Reinforcing for Bridge Beams
Virginia has begun using carbon-fiber composite cable (CFCC) prestressing strands in precast conc...
Implementation of Pervious Concrete for Stormwater Management at VDOT Facilities
Pervious concrete is an option for stormwater management, as it allows runoff to percolate into t...
Reuse Options for VDOT's Street Sweeping Residuals
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) collects thousands of tons of street sweeping re...
Assessment of Trip Generation Estimation Methods for Mixed-Use, Infill, Transit-Oriented, or Smart Growth (MITUS) Developments
Reliable and accurate estimates of trips generated by land developments on transportation systems...
Investigating the Relationship Between Driving Patterns and Traffic Safety Using Smartphone-Based Mobile-Sensor Data
Traffic safety statistics suggest certain hot spots may have a higher crash occurrence due to geo...
Developing a Design Methodology and Quality-Control Measures to Use Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Unbound Base Aggregate in Flexible Pavements
More than 90 percent of Virginia’s roads are built with hot-mix asphalt (HMA). A byproduct...
Flash Tracking for Accelerated Project Delivery - Phase I
The Construction Industry Institute recently funded Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech to develop ess...
Computational Enhancements for the VDOT Regional River Severe Storm Model
Climate change will present significant challenges for transportation agencies, according to a 20...
Preparing for Automated Vehicles in Virginia
There have been several recent advances in the automation of vehicle control, particularly in ada...
Alternatives to Protected-Only Left-Turn Phasing
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) released a new left-turn phase selection policy...
Development and Testing of Environmental DNA (eDNA) Protocols for the Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina)
The James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina) is a freshwater mussel endemic to riverine aquatic hab...
Evaluation of Travel Time Prediction Products
VDOT displays real-time travel times to various destinations on many of its changeable message si...