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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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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...
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...