Special Committee on Research and Innovation


AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery
gpage@aashto.org

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