Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

2012​ Sweet Sixteen
High Value Research Projects

The Value of Research Task Force is pleased to an​​nounce 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 2012 AASHTO RAC/TRB Representative Annual Meeting in Burlington, VT.​

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​ ​​​​REGION  1                            ​​​​​ ​​Maryland SHA Low Cost Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges Using Wireless Sensors
New Jersey DOT Recycled Asphalt Pavement in Hot Mix Asphalt
​New Hampshire DOT Local Calibration of the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)
Pennsylvania DOT Development of Guidelines for Usage of High Percent RAP in WMA

REGION 2​​​ ​ ​ ​​​
South Carolina DOT The Relationship of SCDOT Damage Claims and Lawsuits to Roadway Engineering Safety Issues
Mississippi DOT MDOT Implementation Plan for GPS Technology in Planning, Design, and Construction Delivery
Georgia DOT Assessment of the Impact of Future External Factors on Road Revenues
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Improving Intersection Design Practices
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R​EGION 3​​​ ​ 
​Missouri DOT Evaluation of Life Expectancy of LED Traffic Signals and Development of a Replacement Schedule
Illinois DOT An Expert Systems Approach to Highway Construction Scheduling
Kansas DOT The Economics of Potential Reduction of the Rural Road System in Kansas​
Michigan DOT Recommendations for Meeting the Transportation Needs of Michigan‘s Aging Population​
REGION 4​​​ ​  Washington DOT Constructability Analysis for Pavement Rehabilitation Strategies (CA4PRS) Online Training ​
New Mexico DOT Testing Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Prestressed Concrete Bridge Application in New Mexico
Texas DOT Fatigue Failure and Cracking in High Mast Poles 
Colorado DOT Functional Assessment of Colorado Wetlands (FACWet) Method​