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Pavements

Team Leader: Kevin K. McGhee
Associate Director for Pavements
Photo of Kevin K. McGhee<BR>Associate Director for Pavements
 
Purpose:

Conduct and implement research on innovative materials, design, construction, evaluation, maintenance and management for highway pavements and related geotechnical applications.  Focus areas include:

  • Material and pavement system designs
  • Characteristics and contributions of soils and unbound materials
  • Construction quality assurance, acceptance, and payment 
  • Structural and functional evaluation
  • Maintenance, preservation, and management 

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Kevin K. McGhee Associate Director for Pavements(434) 293-1956Kevin.McGhee@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Benjamin F. Bowers Research Scientist(434) 293-1423Ben.Bowers@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Troy H. Deeds Engineering Technician III(434) 293-1951Troy.Deeds@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Brian K. Diefenderfer Associate Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1944Brian.Diefenderfer@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Stacey D. Diefenderfer Senior Research Scientist(434) 293-1933Stacey.Diefenderfer@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Donald W. Dodds Engineering Technician III(434) 293-1961Donald.Dodds@VDOT.Virginia.gov
M. Shabbir Hossain Associate Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1989Shabbir.Hossain@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Harikrishnan Nair Sr. Research Scientist(434) 293-1948Harikrishnan.Nair@VDOT.Virginia.gov

  • 69583  -  The Hawthorne Street Bridge Rehabilitation Utilizing an FRP Bridge Deck System
  • 50200  -  Detection of Subsurface Contaminants
  • 74880  -  Cost and Benefits of a Formalized Preventive Roadway Maintenance Program for Virginia
  • 77743  -  Characterization of Subgrade and Subbase/Base materials in Virginia for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design
  • 77920  -  Use of Sandwich Plate System (SPS) in a Virginia Bridge
  • 71177  -  Stabilization of Soft Clay Subgrades in Virginia: Phase I Laboratory Study
  • 64028  -  Development of an Optimized Continuity Diaphragm for New PCBT Girders
  • 64228  -  Proof Testing a Bridge Deck Design with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) as Top Mat Reinforcement
  • 73190  -  Linear Cracking and Chloride Penetration of Concrete Bridge Decks
  • 77921  -  Introduction of Grade 300 Prestressing Strand into Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders
  • 71179  -  Punching Shear Capacity of Thin UHPC Plates
  • 71178  -  Determination of Remaining Service Life of Aluminum Sign Panels
  • 71176  -  Detail and System Development for Full Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels
  • 79653  -  Field Demonstration of a Tool (MIT Scan-2) for Nondestructive Determination of Dowel Bar Position in Concrete Pavement
  • 79195  -  Investigation of the Rolling Wheel Deflectometer (RWD) as a Network Level Pavement Structural Evaluation Tool
  • 78966  -  VDOT Implementation Software Issues for AASHTO LRFD Design
  • 78546  -  Evaluation of I-64 Jointed Reinforced Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation - Richmond and Hampton Roads Districts
  • 77862  -  Development of Bilateral Data Transferability (BDT) in VDOT GDBMS Framework
  • 73977  -  Columnar Reinforcement of Soft Ground Beneath Roadway Embankments
  • 73849  -  An Evaluation of Soil Stabilizers Used on Aggregate Shoulders
  • 71849  -  An Investigation of the Type and Frequency of Shoulder Maintenance Problems Encountered on the VDOT
  • 71270  -  Evaluation of the Strength of Cement Treated Aggregate for Pavement Bases
  • 71180  -  Enhanced Performance Specifications for Embankment Construction
  • 69551  -  AASHTO LRFD Impact Upon Bridge Stiffness and Strength
  • 64347  -  Evaluation of Models for Seismic Design
  • 54168  -  Experimental Study of an Integral Bridge with Geofoam
  • 21560  -  Quality Assurance Testing and Monitoring of High-Performance Steel Bridge in Virginia
  • 75240  -  Pilot Test of Direct Liquid Anti-Icing Application in Snow Removal and Ice Control Operations
  • 80266  -  In-Situ Determination of Pavement Layers Moduli for Quality Control and Construction Acceptance of Pavement Layers Using LWD.
  • 80339  -  Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • 82671  -  Rapid Replacement of Tangier Island Bridges Including Lightweight and Durable FRP Deck Systems
  • 82670  -  Implementation of Full Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels
  • 83136  -  Development of Design Aids and Charts for the Optimized Continuity Diaphragm for New PCBT Girders
  • 83147  -  Shear Strength of PCBT-53 Girders Fabricated with Light-Weight, Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • 83146  -  Field Study of the Wolf Creek Multi-span Curved Girder Bridge
  • 83150  -  Use of Geosynthetics in Secondary and Subdivision Roads
  • 83149  -  Validation of Modulus Backcalculation Methods Using 3-D Finite Element Analysis
  • 83201  -  Development of Interconnectivity and Enhancement (ICE) Module in VDOT GDBMS Framework
  • 85414  -  Composite Pavements: Synthesis of Design and Construction Practices
  • 77209  -  Determination of the In-Situ Subgrade Resilient Modulus And Effective Structure Number of VDOT Interstate Network
  • 87125  -  Development and Implementation of Geotechnical Software
  • 00010  -  Interaction of Integral Abutment Piling and Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
  • 87976  -  High-Performance/High-Strength Lightweight Concrete for Bridge Girders and Deck
  • 73186  -  Bridge Deck Service Life Prediction and Costs
  • 90260  -  Corrosion of Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Piles
  • 90642  -  Mix Design and Curing Effects on Creep and Camber of Prestressed Girders
  • 91023  -  Updating Truck Factors for Pavement Design in Virginia Using Weigh-In-Motion Data
  • 91336  -  Health Monitoring and Modeling of an Integral Backwall Bridge
  • 92325  -  Geotechnical Data Management
  • 92733  -  Use of Precast Slabs for Pavement Rehabilitation and Field Trial on Interstate 66
  • 94180  -  Analysis of Full-Depth Reclamation Trial Sections in Virginia
  • 94209  -  Asphalt Material Characteristics for Use with the MEPDG
  • 95023  -  An Evaluation of the Potential Use of Non-Nuclear Pavement Density Testing Devices for Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) Acceptance
  • 97313  -  Sandwich Panel Steel Deck System
  • 92019  -  Unbound Pavement Layer Resilient Modulus for MEPDG
  • 97314  -  Comparison of the Performance of UHPC Bridge Deck Panels to FRP, Steel, & Full Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels
  • 00021  -  Development of Pavement Structural-Capacity Requirements for Innovative Pavement Decision-Making and Construction
  • 00026  -  Implementation of a Prestressed Inverted T-Beam System
  • 00034  -  Implementation of the Hillman Composite Beam in a Virginia Bridge
  • 101796  -  GRS Bridge Abutments-Phase I: Design Support and Instrumentation
  • 103752  -  Evaluation of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete for Closure Pours for Bridge Decks
  • 103658  -  Thermoelastic/Plastic Stress Analysis of Fracture-Prone Details in Steel Bridge Superstructures
  • 103933  -  Development of Pavement Structural Capacity Requirements for Innovative Pavement Decision-Making and Contracting: Phase II - Implementation
  • 103944  -  In-Service Performance Evaluation and monitoring of the Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge System
  • 00061  -  Development of Improved Connection Details for Adjacent Prestressed Member Bridges
  • 00069  -  A Demonstration Pilot for a Pavement Friction-Management Program
  • 105184  -  Evaluation of Recycled Concrete as an Additive to Base Course/Subbase Material in Virginia Department of Transportation Projects
  • 105230  -  Performance of Bridge-Deck Overlay Systems: Phase I
  • 00080  -  Feasibility of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement for Use as Road Base and Sub-Base Material
  • 106342  -  Guidance for Field Evaluations and Load Ratings of Bridges with Limited or Missing As-Built Data
  • 97825  -  Study of the Role of Fatigue in Interstate 81 Bridge Closure Slab Failure
  • 106481  -  Evaluation of Highly Polymer-Modified Asphalt Mixtures
  • 106624  -  Inspection of Virginia Bridge Decks with Overlays Using Time-lapse Thermography
  • 106882  -  Durability of Hybrid Composite Beams
  • 107496  -  Design and Pilot of an Elastomeric Concrete Plug Joint – Phase I
  • 107830  -  Carbon-Fiber Grid-Shear Reinforcing for Bridge Beams
  • 108014  -  Developing a Design Methodology and Quality-Control Measures to Use Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement in Unbound Base Aggregate in Flexible Pavements
  • 108189  -  Flash Tracking for Accelerated Project Delivery - Phase I
  • 109854  -  Refinement of the Inverted T-Beam Bridge System
  • 109939  -  Guidance for Field Evaluations and Load Ratings of Bridges with Limited or Missing As-built Data, Phase II
  • 109960  -  Development of Best Practice Implementation Guide for Geosynthetics in Low-Volume Pavements
  • 00131  -  Magnetic Flux Leakage Device for Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Box Bridges
  • 110326  -  Methods To Ensure Appropriate Installation And Prevent Loosening Of Anchor Nuts On Ancillary Highway Structures
  • 109961  -  Performance of Bridge Deck Overlays - Phase II - Field Survey
  • 111810  -  Development of Pavement Structural Criteria Using Data from Traffic Speed Deflectometer Pilot Study
  • 112002  -  Installation and Initial Evaluation of Paving Fabric Interlayer for Preventing Reflective Cracking in Asphalt Pavements
  • 112108  -  Effect of Cold Central Plant Recycled Asphalt Mixture Stockpiling on Mixture Performance
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