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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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A Pilot Study for Developing the Sliding Window Screening Method using New Segmentation on Virginia Roadways
The Virginia Department ofTransportation is currently using the simple ranking method as their pr...
Mechanistic-Based Evaluation of Performance Thresholds for Engineered Surface Asphalt Mixtures
In general, three approaches can be considered to develop performance-based threshold criteria fo...
Factors Influencing Pedestrian Decisions to Cross Mid-Block and Potential Countermeasures
According to the 2017 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Pedestrian Safety Action Plan,...
Socioeconomic Inequality on Virginia Roads at the Census Tract Leve
Socioeconomic inequality is a pressing concern that our society grapples with, as its mitigation...
Inter-Laboratory Study for the Indirect Tensile Test at High Temperature and Rapid Rutting Test
In 2020, the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) initiated a two-phase research proje...
Pavement Preservation Demonstration Projects Using NCHRP Provisional Specification for Chip Seal and Microsurfacing
VDOT's Richmond District will construct a chip seal section and Hampton Roads District will const...
Strategies to Increase Driver Safety and Connect Habitat for Elk and Other Wildlife Along Corridor Q in Southwest Virginia
Construction is underway along a 14.2-mile section of highway in Buchanan County, designated as U...
A Systemic Evaluation of Wrong Way Driving Crashes and Countermeasures on VDOT Roadways
This project aims to perform a systemic evaluation of wrong way driving (WWD) incidents, crash ri...
Developing Long-term Aging Protocols for Cracking Performance Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures in Virginia
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) currently requires the use of the Indirect Tensi...
Data and Methods to Estimate Connected and Automated Vehicle Penetration Rates
Automated driving systems are becoming increasingly prevalent on Virginia roadways. These vehicle...
Entire Interior Culvert Lining with Engineered Cementitious Composites
The deterioration of corrugated steel culverts due to corrosion/abrasion is a significant problem...
Management Plan for Historic Bridges in Virginia Update
The initial Management Plan for Historic Bridges in Virginia, completed by VTRC in 2001, identifi...
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...