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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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Synthesis of Local and Regional Truck Freight Planning Practices
Truck freight transportation accounts for approximately 6% of total VMT on Virginia public roads...
Balanced Mix Design for Surface Asphalt Mixtures: 2021 and 2022 Plant Mix Schedule Pilots
VDOT has developed two special provisions for use with Balanced Mix Design (BMD): the Special Pro...
Evaluating the Use of Engineered Additives to Enhance the Performance Properties of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures
Modification of asphalt binders is not a new concept and has become progressively more common ove...
Balanced Mix Design for Surface Asphalt Mixtures: 2020 and 2021 Field Trials
VDOT began the evaluation of Balanced Mix Design through field trials in 2019. The effort has con...
Development of Design Recommendations for Non-Contact, Hooked Bar Lap Splices for Large Reinforcing Bars
There has been an increase in the design of bridge substructures using precast elements in order...
Methods to Analyze and Predict Interstate Travel Time Reliability – Phase II
Accurate prediction of reliability measures would help state DOTs set performance targets and com...
Behavior of the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Elastic Inclusion at Integral Abutments
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Structure and Bridge Division has promoted and d...
Mixed Reality-Assisted Element Level Inspection and Documentation
Assessing the condition of VDOT’s inventory of 21,000 bridges and culverts requires substantial t...
Evaluation of Recycled Plastic Modified Asphalt Mixtures: Phase I
With the changes in recycling streams over the past few years, the interest in diverting plastics...