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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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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...
Free Flow Speed Estimation Methodology for Performance Measures
Free flow speed (FFS) is used as an input for many key performance measures, such as travel time...
Design of Continuity Diaphragms Following New AASHTO Provisions
Simply supported, prestressed concrete beams made continuous for live loads are more efficient in...
Increasing Service Lives of Full Depth Reclamation Treatments
VDOT has successfully used Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) to rehabilitate severely deteriorated roa...
Improved Beam End Reinforcement Details for PCBTs with Debonded and/or Draped Strands
Cracks can form in the end regions of prestressed concrete girders as the force in the prestressi...
I-95 Variable Speed Limit Evaluation Phase 2
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is operating a variable speed limit (VSL) system...
Supporting Transportation System Management and Operations Using IoT Technology - Phase II: Field Test
A recently completed VTRC project entitled “Supporting Transportation System Management and Opera...