2018 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 2018 AASHTO RAC/TRB Representative Annual Meeting in Wichita, KS​. 

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REGION 1 Connecticut DOT Development of the Digital Design Environment at the CTDOT Phase 1
Maryland DOT GIS-Based Subsurface Exploration System
New Hampshire DOT Dirt Isn’t Just Under Your Fingernails
Pennsylvania DOT Storm Water Control Management and Monitoring
​​​​REGION 2 Florida DOT Application of Demographic Analysis to Pedestrian Safety
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Snow and Ice Route Optimization
South Carolina DOT Ranking of Pavement Preservation Practices and Methods
Tennessee DOT Innovative Strategies for Public Involvement for TDOT
REGION 3 Indiana DOT Friction Surface Treatment Selection: Aggregate Properties, Surface Characteristics, Alternative Treatments, and Safety Effects
Iowa DOT Traumahawk
Michigan DOT Wireless Data Collection Retrievals of Bridge Inspection/Management Information
​Wisconsin DOT Critical Factors Affecting Asphalt Concrete Durability
REGION 4 Montana DOT Rockfall Hazard Process Assessment
Nevada DOT Streamlining Hydrologic Prediction Processes Using New and More Accurate Techniques and Methods
Utah DOT Using a Safety Forecast Model to Calculate Future Safety Metrics
Wyoming DOT Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Truck Crash Rates on Wyoming Highways