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Research Projects

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.

To view current research projects, select the desired category below to access links to corresponding projects. All project documents are provided in PDF format.

RES Number Reesearch Project Title Percent Completed Final Report
RES2013-31 Implementation and Improvement of Pavement and Asset Management 100%  
RES2013-33 Local Calibration of Mechanistic - Empirical Pavement Design Guide in Tennessee 100%  
RES2013-48 Assessment & Improvement of Pavement Condition Data in Pavement Management System    100%  
RES2013-32 Blending Efficiency of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Pavement and Shingle 100%  
RES2013-34 Optimize Application of Open Graded Friction Courses (OGFC) in Tennessee 100% Download
RES2013-10 Development of an Evaluation System for Asphalt Sealers and Rejuvenators 100%  
RES2016-24 A New Spectrum Matching Procedure for the Central United States 55%  
RES2016-18 Improving Rigid Pavement Smoothness using PoliLevel 100% Download
RES2016-22 Traffic Input for MEPDG 50%  
RES2016-02 Asphalt Mixture Design and Performance Properties - SHRP Gyratory Compactor 70%  
RES2016-25 Chlorine Ion Limits for Concrete 100% Download
RES2016-19 In Service Performance Evaluation of EPSC Devices 100% Download
RES2016-03 Alkali Silica Reactivity (ASR) Risk Assessment 66%  
RES2016-13 Structural Evaluation of Low Volume Roads Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) 100% Download
RES2013-30 Evaluation of Geosynthetics Reinforcement in Flexible Pavement Structures Using Accelerated Pavement Testing 100% Download
RES2016-04 Evaluating Recycling Efficiency of Asphalt Plants 58%  
RES2016-14 Maintenance Strategies for Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Pavements 55%  
RES2016-17 Highway Construction Sediment Basins 45%  
RES2016-20 Performance Based Testing for EPCS Devices 45%  
RES2016-21 Post Construction Storm Water Research 100% Download
RES Number Research Project Title   Percent Completed Final Report
RES2013-20 Emerging Societal Trends, Land Use Linkage, and Statewide Data Collection    100%  
RES2013-22 Impacts Resulting From a Failure of the Navigation Lock at Chickamauga Dam   100%  
RES2013-25 Review of Stream Channel Restoration and Relocation Projects in Tennessee   100%  
RES2013-46 A Guidebook for Best Practices on Integrated Land Use and Travel Demand Modeling   100%  
RES2013-47 Innovative Strategies for Public Involvement for TDOT   100% Download
RES2014-01 Short Line Railroad Geographic Baseline  and Economic Assessment   100%  
RES2013-13 Inventory and Economic Assessment of Aviation Activity in Tennessee   100%  
RES2013-23 Pedestrian Oriented Transit:  A New Criteria for Pedestrian Network Building   100%  
RES2013-24 Controlling Sources of Acid in Pyrite-bearing Rock Formations   100%  
RES2013-12 Modeling Pollutant Loading from TDOT MS4 Storm water Discharges   100%  
RES2013-26 Runoff Water Quality from Highway Cut Slopes in Pyrite Geology:  Characterization and Treatment   100% Download
RES2016-11 Latent Classes in Residence-Workplace Location Choice   97%  
RES2016-16 Mobility and Transit Access in Suburban and Rural Areas   100% Download
RES2013-09 Input Data Development for Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES)   95%  
RES2016-01 Traffic Monitoring Program   100% Download
RES2016-12 Access Management Guidance   100% Download
RES2016-10 Green Generates Green   40%  
RES2016-23 GIS Legacy Database   25%  
RES2016-31 Alternative Vehicles in Last-Mile Freight   25%  
RES2016-32 Automated Plate Recognition and Truck Trip Tracking   26%  
RES2016-34 Freight Flows and Incident Management   24%  
RES2016-35 Evaluating Freight Intermodal Connectors (FICS) in TN   15%  
RES2016-37 Identifying Cost-Effective, High-Return, & Quickly Implementable Improvements to Address Freight Congestion & Mobility Constraints in TN   50%  
RES2016-28 Cyber-Physical Applications for Freight Transp. Systems Mgt and Operations   100% Download
RES2016-29 Multi-Modal Freight Transportation System Capacity and Diversion Assessment   15%  
RES2016-30 Use of FACs in Responding to Supply Chain Disruption   80%  
RES2016-33 Fuels, Freight, and the TN Economy   15%  
RES2016-36 Improving Resilience of Freight Networks in TN   15%  

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