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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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Fiber Reinforced Concrete Overlays for Bridge Structures
Rigid overlays measuring 1.5 to 2 inches are placed on bridge decks to improve the ride quality a...
Mass Concrete Mixtures Optimized For Temperature Control and Workability
Mass concrete elements are usually heavily reinforced and subject to large thermal change as the...
Cost of Congestion Due to Incidents on Freeways
There is often a need to convert reductions in roadway clearance time to user delay savings when...
Non-Destructive Evaluation of Brine Tanks by Thermographic and Ultrasonic Methods
VDOT controls approximately 400 above ground storage tanks for liquid deicing chemicals for its w...
Developing Guidance for a Corridor Level Vehicle Occupancy Rate Data Collection Program
MAP-21 and Smart Scale continue to foster congestion management initiatives, many of which emphas...
Feasibility of Adapting VisionEval for Scenario Planning
Scenario planning is designed to address uncertainty; for example, in a travel demand model, one...
Analysis of Virtual Public Involvement in the Transportation Planning Process
Traditional public information meetings (PIMs) are often not well attended, feedback is sparse, a...
Promoting Native Roadside Plant Communities and Ensuring Successful Vegetation Establishment Practice
Loss of vegetation due to roadside activities can lead to erosion and increased sediment load in...
Data-Driven Decision-Making Framework for Inspection of Bridge Decks
Routine inspections asper National Bridge Inspection Standards regulations provide rough estimate...
Round Robin Testing Program for the Indirect Tensile Cracking Test (IDT-CT) at Intermediate Temperature
The objective of the interlaboratory study is to determine and develop precision estimates and st...
Evaluation of VDOT Chip Seal Practices: Materials and Design
There have been considerable research efforts conducted, in recent years, at local and national l...