The Research Office of the Long Range Planning Division oversees research projects that cover a wide range of transportation topics. Most projects fall into one of four major categories: Pavement and Maintenance, Environment and Planning, Traffic and Safety, and Construction and Structures.
The TDOT Research Program includes:
- State Planning and Research (SPR)
- Transportation Pooled Fund Studies (TPF)
- National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
- Strategic Highway Research Program II (SHRP II)
- FHWA Local & Tribal Technical Assistance Program (LTAP/TTAP)
- FHWA Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID)
To view current research projects, select the desired category below to access links to corresponding projects. All project documents are provided in PDF format.
- Pavement and Maintenance
- Environment and Planning
- Traffic and Safety
RES Number Research Project Title Percent Completed RES2011-07 Safety Effectiveness Evaluation of the Cable Rail Systems in Tennessee - Part 2 100% RES2013-27 All-Hazards Risk Assessment of Critical Transp. Infrastructure in the TN 100% RES2013-29 Evaluation of Pavement Marking Retro- reflectivity Durability & Safety for TN Hwys 100% RES2013-45 TDOT Vehicle Probe Based Real-Time Travel Information Study 100% RES2013-21 Update of the TDOT Traffic Design Manual 93% RES2013-28 Guidance for Site Selection, Safety Effectiveness Evaluation, and Crash Modification Factors of Median Cable Barriers in Tennessee 93% RES2016-08 Tennessee SmartPark Pilot 95% RES2016-09 Work Zone Crashes 95% RES2016-07 Ramp Truck Parking 100% RES2016-27 Highway Safety Manual, Safety Performance Functions (SPF) and Roadway Calibration 90% RES2016-05 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Study 80% RES2016-06 Traffic Queue Prediction (TQP) & Warning Systems 36%
- Construction and Structures
For more information, please contact MiYoung.Park@tn.gov.