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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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Pilot Implementation Of A Vehicle Occupancy Data Collection Program
This project implements two recommendations in the forthcoming report titled Development of Guida...
Evaluation of Structural Adhesives as "Steel Grouting" in Steel Bridge Repairs
This project will focus on experimental evaluation of structural adhesives intended for filling g...
Balanced Mix Design for Surface Asphalt Mixtures: Fiber-Modified Mixtures
VDOT is in the process of implementing the use of Balanced Mix Design (BMD) as a means to improve...
I-64 Recycled Pavement Monitoring
VDOT has become a national leader in the use of pavement recycling techniques on higher traffic v...
Reflective Crack Mitigation Strategies In Virginia - Performance Review
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintains 3,343 lane-miles of composite pavement...
Evaluation of a Field and Lab-Based Density Profiling System for Asphalt Pavement Density Measurement
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s asphalt pavement program uses the results of n...
Design Resilient Modulus for Coarse-Grained Subgrade Soils
In 2018, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) implemented AASHTO Mechanistic Empirica...
Laboratory Characterization of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement Material Properties and Surface Treatment Behavior in Concrete
The corrosion of carbon steel rebar increases the life cycle costs by requiring more frequent rep...
Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Mitigation in High Alkali Content Cements
VDOT has been requested to approve the use of locally produced cement with alkali content exceedi...
Sustainable Surface Mixtures Incorporating Recycled Plastic Waste and High RAP Contents
Over the last several decades, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has evaluated the...
Phase 2 Experiment: Reconsidering the Impact of Access Spacing on Crash Risk
The spacing of access points is one of the most critical elements in access management. One of th...