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Instrumentation to Aid in Steel Bridge Fabrication: Bridge Virtual Assembly System
This pool funded project developed a BRIDGE VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY SYSTEM (BRIDGE VAS) that improves ma...
Evaluation of Innovative Approaches to Curve Delineation for Two-Lane Rural Roads
Run-off-road crashes are a major problem for rural roads. These roads tend to be unlit, and drive...
Extent and Impacts of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Exception Process for Access Management Design Standards
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Road Design Manual requires that new commercial...
Evaluation of Revised Incentive-Only Ride Specification for Asphalt Pavements
In late 2011, the executive leadership of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) formed...
Bridge Service Life Design
High costs and traffic disruption associated with the deterioration of reinforced concrete bridge...
Evaluation of Porous Asphalt Used at a Virginia Department of Transportation Park & Ride Facility
Recognizing the increasing emphasis on reducing stormwater runoff associated with transportation...
Investigation of Binder Aging and Mixture Performance in Service: Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Mixtures
In 2007, the Virginia Department of Transportation piloted a specification allowing up to 30% rec...
Implementation of a Precast Inverted T-Beam System in Virginia: Part II: Analytic and Field Investigations
The inverted T-beam superstructure is a bridge system that provides an accelerated construction a...
Full-Scale Laboratory Evaluation of Hybrid Composite Beams for Implementation in a Virginia Bridge
This research project studied a steel-reinforced concrete and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) stru...
Assessing the Feasibility of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Program in Virginia
In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift within transportation agencies to account for an...
Systemic Low-Cost Countermeasures for an Unsignalized Intersection Safety Improvement Plan for Virginia
With more than 80,000 unsignalized intersections in Virginia, determining how and where to focus...
Impacts of the I-77 Variable Speed Limit System on Speed and Crash Characteristics During Low Visibility Conditions
Low visibility conditions can inhibit a driver’s ability to perceive appropriate operating...
Effectiveness of Seasonal Deer Advisories on Changeable Message Signs as a Deer Crash Reduction Tool
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began posting deer advisory messages on changeab...
Evaluation of the Impact of the I-66 Active Traffic Management System: Phase II
In early 2013, construction began on a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to in...