Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Title

  • El-Gohary, Nora; El-Rayes, Khaled; Liu, Liang Y; Golparvar-Fard, Mani; Zhang, Ruichuan (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2017-08)
    This report summarizes the tasks and findings of the ICT Project R27-163, Adapting Construction Staking to Modern Technology, which aims to develop written procedures for the use of modern technologies (such as GPS and ...

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  • Fini, Elham H. (2008-05)
    Crack sealing is a common pavement maintenance treatment because it extends pavement service life. However, crack sealant often fails prematurely due to a loss of adhesion. Since current test methods are mostly empirical ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Fini, Eli H.; Figueroa, Hector D.; Masson, Jean-François; McGhee, Kevin K. (2008-11)
    Crack sealing is a common pavement maintenance treatment because it extends pavement service life significantly. However, crack sealant often fails prematurely due to a loss of adhesion. Because current test methods are ...

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  • Benekohal, Rahim F.; Aycin, Murat F. (2004-03)
    This first survey obtained background information and opinions/experiences on participating drivers about railroad crossings. A total of 752 professional drivers representing 34 companies participated in the survey. Drivers ...

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  • Benekohal, Rahim F.; Rawls, Carmen G. (2004-03)
    This report contains the results of the third survey (out of four surveys) that was conducted six months after the IVR system was operational. Drivers who had the IVR in the audible (visual) mode for the first three months ...

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  • Benekohal, Rahim F.; Rawls, Carmen G. (2004-03)
    The drivers who received a combined audible and visual message (combination group) responded that the average effectiveness rating of the IVR was3.6 using a 5.0 scale. This was higher than the 2.5 rating from the drivers ...

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  • Hall, James P.; Sung, Chung-Hsien; Morgan, William (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-04)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has requested a waiver from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to allow IDOT to implement a 24-hour traffic-count program on the non-state HPMS routes, as opposed to ...

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  • Bignell, John L.; LaFave, James M.; Hawkins, Neil M. (2006-04)
    To assess the seismic vulnerability of southern Illinois highway bridges, an earlier project had evaluated the fragility of the most prevalent kind (multi-column pier supported). This project investigated the vulnerability ...

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  • El-Rayes, Khaled; Liu, Liang; El-Gohary, Nora; Golparvar-Fard, Mani; Ignacio, Ernest-John (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2017-07)
    The relocation of utilities often causes delays to the completion of highway projects in Illinois and other states. These delays often result in delayed project completion and reopening of closed roads, and increased design ...

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  • Simpson, David; Buttlar, William; Dempsey, Barry (2012-06)
    The main objectives of this report were to provide the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with guidelines for the structural design of bicycle trail pavement and recommendations for bicycle trail pavement ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Salinas Cortina, Alejandro; Hasiba, Khaled I.; Ozer, Hasan; Leng, Zhen; Mahmoud, Enad; Parish, Derek C.; Worsfold, Stephen J. (2012-07)
    Interface bonding between pavement layers is a key factor affecting the performance of any pavement structure. Over the years, several studies have been performed to better understand bonding between pavement layers. The ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Hasiba, Khaled I.; Salinas Cortina, Alejandro; Ozer, Hasan; Leng, Zhen; Parish, Derek C.; Worsfold, Stephen J. (2012-07)
    Tack coat is a light layer of diluted asphalt that is applied to hot mix asphalt concrete (HMA) or Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavement surfaces to ensure good interface bonding between layers. Interface bonding is ...

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  • Ardeshirilajimi, Ardavan; Wu, Di; Chaunsali, Piyush; Mondal, Paramita; Chen, Ying Tung; Rahman, Mohammad Mahfuzur; Ibrahim, Ahmed; Lindquist, Will; Hindi, Riyadh (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-06)
    The application of pre-soaked lightweight aggregates (LWA) as an internal curing agent in concrete to reduce the cracking due to drying shrinkage is thoroughly studied in this report. It is determined that although LWA ...

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  • Chaunsali, Piyush; Lim, Seungmin; Mondal, Paramita; Foutch, D.A.; Richardson, Douglas; Tung, Ying; Hindi, Riyadh (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2013-07)
    This report discusses the application of expansive cements (Type K and Type G) and shrinkage-reducing admixtures (SRAs) in reducing the cracking due to drying shrinkage. The Type K expansive cement contained portland ...

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  • Piyushimita Thakuriah; Paul Metaxatos; Abolfazl Mohammadian (2010-08)
    Bus on shoulder (BOS) operations have been ongoing in several locations across the United States and abroad. Public transit buses in the designated highway and arterial shoulders are generally allowed to travel up to 15 ...

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  • Peters, Scott (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-07)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) currently uses the computer screening model Illinois CO Screen for Intersection Modeling (COSIM) to estimate worst-case CO concentrations for proposed roadway projects ...

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  • Peters, Scott (2013-06)
    Illinois Carbon Monoxide Screen for Intersection Modeling (COSIM) Version 3.0 is a Windows-based computer program currently used by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to estimate worst-case carbon monoxide ...

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  • Tutumluer, Erol; Mishra, Debakanta; Butt, Abbas A. (2009-12)
    Construction of a pavement working platform is often needed on soft, unstable soils to provide sufficient stability and adequate immediate support for equipment mobility and paving operations without developing excessive ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Yang, Shih-Hsien; Elseifi, Mostafa; Dessouky, Samer; Loulizi, Amara; Masson, Jean-François; McGhee, Kevin K. (2008-11)
    Crack sealing has been widely used as a routine preventative maintenance practice. Given its proper installation, crack sealants can extend pavement service life by three to five years. However, current specifications for ...

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