Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

2016 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 2016 AASHTO RAC/TRB Representative Annual Meeting in Providence, RI​. 

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​​​​REGION  1                  ​​​​​ ​​Connecticut DOT Repair of Steel Beam/Girder Ends with Ultra High Strength Concrete

Maryland DOT
Sustainable Landscaping Practices for Enhancing Vegetation Establishment
New Hampshire DOT Instrumentation, Digital Image Correlation, and Modeling to Monitor Bridge Behavior and Condition Assessment
​Rhode Island DOT ​Coupling GPR and IR Thermography to Detect Damage in Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks

REGION 2​​​ ​ ​ ​​​
​Florida DOT ​FDOT Research Concerning the Detection, Mitigation and Prevention of Wrong Way Crashes

​Georgia DOT
Corrosion-Free Precast Prestressed Concrete Piles Made with Stainless Steel Reinforcement: Construction, Test, and Evaluation​
​North Carolina DOT ​In-Situ Determination of Emulsion Application Rate for Tack Coats and Surface Treatments​​

Virginia DOT
​Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment As a Tool for Improving Crash Rate Prediction: A Pilot Study
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R​EGION 3​​​ ​ 
​Illinois DOT ​Testing Protocols to Ensure Performance of High Asphalt Binder Replacement Mixes Using RAP & RAS
​Iowa DOT Development of Self-Cleaning Box Culvert Design: Phase II
​Michigan DOT ​Evaluation of Michigan’s Engineering Improvements for Older Drivers
​Minnesota DOT Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Enable Safe and Cost-Effective Bridge Inspection​
​​​​​​​REGION 4​​​ ​  ​California DOT Research & Development of Open-Source Advanced Traffic Management
​New Mexico DOT Optimization of Elastic Polymer Modification Rates Based on Contemporary Relative Costs vs. Benefits
​Texas DOT Assessment of the Effectiveness of Wrong Way Driving Countermeasures and Mitigation Methods​Assessment of the Effectiveness of Wrong Way Driving Countermeasures and Mitigation Methods​
​Wyoming DOT​ ​Pronghorn and Mule Deer Use of Underpasses and Overpasses Along US Highway 191, Wyoming​​