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Improving Inventory of and Investment in Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Through Targeted Public Outreach
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is committed to providing and maintaining transp...
Development of a Test Method for Evaluating Staining on Structures as an Indicator of Bat Presence
To protect threatened and endangered bat species in Virginia, VDOT conducts bat inventory surveys...
Time-Lapse Infrared Thermography Applied to Concrete Bridge Deck Inspection Surveys
The Federal Highway Administration mandates that all [bridge] structures in its inventory are to...
Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel Strands for Prestressed Bridge Piles in Marine Atmospheric Environments
This study demonstrated that Type 2205 stainless steel strand can be used as a replacement for co...
Magnetic Flux Leakage Device for Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Box Bridges
Corrosion of prestressed concrete reinforcement in bridge components is a major concern for state...
Guidelines for Using StreetLight Data for Planning Tasks
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has purchased a subscription to the StreetLight...
Welding of ASTM A709 50CR Using Austenitic Filler Wires With Varying Heat Inputs and Maximum Interpass Temperatures
ASTM A709 Grade 50CR, also known as ASTM A1010, is a structural steel developed to address the co...
How’s That Diet Working: Performance of Virginia Road Diets
 In 2018, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) initiated this study to improve its un...
Refinement of the Inverted T-Beam System for Virginia
The inverted T-beam system is well suited for short to medium spans, and can be built quickly and...
Use of Surface Treatments to Extend Pavement Life: A Case Study on US 301, Sussex County, Virginia
Typical maintenance activities by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for existing a...
Load Rating Strategies for Bridges With Limited or Missing As-Built Information
Load rating is the process of determining the safe load-carrying capacity of a bridge; however, w...
Implementation of an Improved Shear Key Detail in the Buffalo Branch Bridge
Adjacent box beam bridges are economical bridge systems for accelerated bridge construction.  The...