Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

2015 Sweet Sixteen
High Value Research Projects

The Value of Research Task Force is pleased to announce this year’s selections for the “Sweet Sixteen.”    ​​States selected with a Sweet Sixteen award will be invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the Sweet Sixteen session at the 2015 AASHTO RAC/TRB Representative Annual Meeting in Portland, OR​. 

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​ ​​​​REGION  1                                    ​​​​​ ​​District of Columbia DOT ​Trip Generation Data Collection in Urban Areas
​Maine DOT ​Highway Safety Manual Local Calibration for Rural 2 Lane Roads and Intersections
​Maryland Dept. of Transportation and Development ​Effective Implementation of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) ForCondition Assessment & Monitoring of Critical InfrastructureComponents of Bridges and Highways
​Pennsylvania DOT ​​Rumble Strips Installation on Thin Pavement Overlays

REGION 2​​​ ​ ​ ​​​
​Florida DOT ​Comparative Testing of Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing and Phase Array Advanced Ultrasonic Testing Non Destructive Testing Techniques in Accordance with the AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code
​​Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development Improving Freight Crash Incident Management
​Missouri DOT Safety Evaluation of the Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs)in Missouri
​Virginia DOT I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project​​
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R​EGION 3​​​ ​ 
​Illinois DOT Development of a Traffic Incident Management Operationaland Training Guide – Phase II
Iowa DOT Track-a-Plow
North Carolina Improvements to NCDOT’s Wetland Prediction Model
Ohio DOT Evaluation of EPOKE Bulk Spreader for Winter Maintenance
​​​​​​​REGION 4​​​ ​  ​Idaho Transportation Dept. ​Development of a System for Remote Detection of Avalanches in High Risk Locations to Enhance Traveler Safety and Mobility
​Oregon DOT ​Operational Guidance for Bicycle Specific Traffic Signals in the United States
South Dakota DOT ​Precast Bridge Girder Details for Improved Performance
​Texas DOT Surface Treatments to Alleviate Crashes on Horizontal Curves