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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 98%  
RES2016-18 Improving Rigid Pavement Smoothness using PoliLevel 100% Download
RES2016-22 Traffic Input for MEPDG 80%  
RES2016-02 Asphalt Mixture Design and Performance Properties - SHRP Gyratory Compactor 75%  
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 96%  
RES2016-14 Maintenance Strategies for Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Pavements 85%  
RES2016-17 Highway Construction Sediment Basins 80%  
RES2016-20 Performance Based Testing for EPCS Devices 80%  
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   100%  
RES2016-16 Mobility and Transit Access in Suburban and Rural Areas   100% Download
RES2013-09 Input Data Development for Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES)   100%  
RES2016-01 Traffic Monitoring Program   100% Download
RES2016-12 Access Management Guidance   100% Download
RES2016-10 Green Generates Green   93%  
RES2016-23 GIS Legacy Database   51%  
RES2016-31 Alternative Vehicles in Last-Mile Freight   40%  
RES2016-32 Automated Plate Recognition and Truck Trip Tracking   42%  
RES2016-34 Freight Flows and Incident Management   70%  
RES2016-35 Evaluating Freight Intermodal Connectors (FICS) in TN   55%  
RES2016-37 Identifying Cost-Effective, High-Return, & Quickly Implementable Improvements to Address Freight Congestion & Mobility Constraints in TN   95%  
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   100%  
RES2016-30 Use of FACs in Responding to Supply Chain Disruption   99%  
RES2016-33 Fuels, Freight, and the TN Economy   99%  
RES2016-36 Improving Resilience of Freight Networks in TN   100%  
RES Number Research Project Title Percent Completed Final Report
RES2012-03 USGS Karst GIS Dataset-continuation 100%  
RES2013-11 Expanding the Informational Catalog of TDOT Low Permeability Bridge Deck Mixtures 100%  
RES2013-18 Lightweight Concrete for Tennessee Bridge Decks 100%  
RES2013-39 Development of TDOT Class P-SCC (Self-Consolidating Concrete) and Class A-SCC Concrete Mixtures 100%  
RES2013-37 Performance Evaluation of Grout Materials for Connecting Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels 100% Download
RES2013-38 Updating Region-of-Influence Flood-Frequency Prediction Methods for Unregulated Streams of Tennessee 100%  
RES2013-42 Evaluation of Intelligent Compaction in Asphalt Pavement Construction in Tennessee 100%  
RES2013-35 Enhance and Improve Rating Aids for the Evaluation of Existing Concrete Box/Slab Culverts 90%  
RES2013-17 Assessment of Site Conditions and Improvement of Ground-motion Prediction Equations in the Central United States 100%  
RES2016-26 Hernando DeSoto Bridge Structural Research 100% Download
RES2013-41 Rapid Chloride Permeability Testing in One Half the Normal Time and Surface Resistivity Testing 100%  
RES2013-36 Evaluation and Prediction of Bridge Pier and Contraction Scour of Cohesive River Sediments in Tennessee 100% Download
RES2013-40 Full Scale Evaluation of Low Permeability High Volume SCM Bridge Deck Concrete 100%  
RES2016-38 Accelerated Innovation Deployment of Laser Metrology for Steel Bridge Fabrication
100% Download

Last update: January 11th, 2019

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