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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...
Enhancing Existing Isolated Underpasses With Fencing to Decrease Wildlife Crashes and Increase Habitat Connectivity
The impact of wildlife-vehicle collisions on drivers and wildlife populations has been gaining in...
Potential Socioeconomic Forecasts in Support of VTrans
In support of VTrans, this report summarizes potential changes in population, employment, and hou...
Driver Response to Dynamic Message Sign Safety Campaign Messages
Messages like “May the 4th be with you, text I will not” are increasingly used to catch drivers’...
Safety Benefits and Best Practices for Intersection Lighting
Nighttime safety continues to be a major concern for transportation agencies across the country....
Laboratory Investigation of Underwater Concreting
Concrete and grout with minimal washout are required for underwater placements from both a struct...
Installation and Initial Evaluation of Paving Fabric Interlayers for Mitigating Reflective Cracking in Pavements
Propagation of cracks from existing pavements into a new asphalt concrete overlay (reflective cra...
Methods to Ensure Appropriate Installation and Prevent Loosening of Anchor Nuts on Ancillary Highway Structures
Loose anchor nuts on foundations of highway ancillary structures have been implicated in numerous...
Laboratory Investigation of Workable and Durable Concretes for Bridge Repair
Concretes for bridge repair that attained 3,000 psi compressive strength within 10 hours, 1 day,...
Assessment of Capacity Changes Due to Automated Vehicles on Interstate Corridors
This study was designed to assess capacity changes due to the introduction of connected vehicles...
Examination of Features Correlated With Roadway Departure Crashes on Rural Roads
Roadway departure (RD) crashes are one of the major causes of fatalities on highways.  Reducing t...
Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Residual Capacity of Corrosion-Damaged Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
The durability of infrastructure components, such as prestressed concrete bridge beams, can be si...
Corrugated Metal Pipe Culvert Invert Repair Using Engineered Cementitious Composite
Corrugated metal pipe culverts undergo deterioration mainly in the invert because of corrosion an...
Network Level Pavement Structural Testing With the Traffic Speed Deflectometer
This report describes research conducted to incorporate pavement structural condition information...
Impact of Access Spacing Standards on Crash Risk After Controlling for Access Volumes
Engineers and planners are typically tasked with approving new entrance permits, evaluating permi...
Assessment of Composite Pavement in Virginia: A Trial Section on US 60
The Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) identified composite pavement as a “renewal solu...