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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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Best Practices for Historic Masonry Repair and Rehabilitation
The proposed project will identify and assemble data on the various issues related to masonry in...
Development of Guidelines for Collecting Transit Ridership Data
The main objective of this research project is to develop guidelines for assisting Virginia trans...
Development of Guidelines for Establishing Shared-Use Park-and-Ride Lots
Due primarily to the expense associated with constructing new park and ride (P&R) facilities,...
Determining Design Criteria for Land and Flow Characteristics that Produce Non-Erosive Sheet Flow
If a design engineer can show that a project site will produce sheet flow, then it significantly...
Evaluation of VDOT's Current Practices for Tracking Catch Basin Cleanout Operations to Support Pollutant Removal Crediting Calculations
Recent modifications to the way theVirginia Department of Environmental Quality calculates total...
Identification of Locations and Causes of Unreliable Travel Times on Virginia Freeways
Road networks are increasingly being monitored to understand and improve travel time reliability....
Feasibility of Using Monotonic Loading-based Tests to Evaluate Rutting Performance of Asphalt Mixtures
The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of several monotonic loading-based tests as a...
Concrete Mix Designs for Partial-Depth Link Slabs and Deck Extensions
One of the main factors affecting the durability of bridge structures is the presence of joints i...
Evaluating Recycling Agents’ Acceptance for Virginia: Test Protocols and Performance-Based Threshold Criteria
By 2013, VDOT had begun to consider the feasibility of allowing the use of surface mixtures conta...
Use of Sand Lightweight Concrete and All Lightweight Concrete to Improve Properties
Lightweight concrete (LWC) mixtures are made with lightweight coarse aggregate and normal weight...