Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Title

  • Peng, Fan; Ouyang, Yanfeng (2010-03)
    Many traditional planning procedures tend to postpone maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation (MR&R) work until the pavement facility becomes significantly deteriorated. Any repair and rehabilitation work carried out ...

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  • Paul Metaxatos; P.S. Sriraj (2013-04)
    Federal reporting shows a relatively constant number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities at highway-rail and pathway-rail grade crossings over the past 10 years. This is in contrast to a marked decrease in train–vehicl ...

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  • Lange, David; Struble, Leslie; D'Ambrosia, Matthew; Shen, Lin; Tejeda-Dominguez, Fernando; Birch, Benjamin; Brinks, Andrew (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-07)
    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is an important emerging material that can be used for many applications related to transportation infrastructure. SCC has an advantage over conventional concrete in that it can be easily ...

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  • Stein, Jeffrey S.; Dempsey, Barry J. (2004-10)
    This research was conducted under four study phases. Phase 1 involved a full scale laboratory study to evaluate three different underdrain pipe and envelope systems. It was found that an open graded FA-4 envelope material ...

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  • Aycin, Murat F.; Benekohal, Rahim F. (2002-05)
    The Pilot Study of Advisory On-Board Vehicle Warning Systems at Railroad Grade Crossings was conducted to provide roadway vehicles approaching the specially equipped grade crossings with an on-board/advisory warning of a ...

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  • Cervantes, Victor; Roesler, Jeffrey (2009-08)
    The typical slab dimensions for a concrete pavement are 12 ft wide by 15ft long with slab thicknesses ranging from 6 to 14 inches depending on the level of traffic. The required thickness is primarily dependent on the ...

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  • Roesler, Jeffrey R.; Huntley, J. Gregory (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-01)

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  • T.D.Straub; T.M.Over (2010-08)
    This report presents the results of testing the Scour Rate In Cohesive Soils-Erosion Function Apparatus (SRICOS-EFA) method for estimating scour depth of cohesive soils at 15 bridges in Illinois. The SRICOS-EFA method ...

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  • Timothy R. Murphy; Lisa J. Taccola; Amanda Murphyao (2011-03)
    The primary objectives of this study were to compare the practices of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with those of other state and federal agencies to share advice, best practices, and lessons learned, ...

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  • Lin, Jie; Pu, Wenjing; Zyznieuski, Walt (2007-02)
    Air toxics is an emerging area that receives more and more attention—from transportation/environmental agencies, academic researchers, and the public—because of potential health issues and uncertainties with modeling and ...

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  • Lin, Jie; Pu, Wenjing; Zyznieuski, Walt (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2008-04)
    On October 23-24, 2007, subject matter experts on particulate matter (PM) gathered at Allerton Park in Monticello to exchange ideas and experiences in project level hotspot analysis of PM, including monitoring and ...

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  • Benekohal, Rahim F.; Ramezani, Hani; Avrenli, K��van�� A. (2010-09)
    The IDOT Bureau of Design and Environment (BDE) Manual requires that traffic control plans for freeway reconstruction projects include a queuing analysis to determine the anticipated traffic backups in work zones. Queue ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Elseifi, Mostafa; Carpenter, Samuel H. (2007-03)
    While the state of Illinois has been recycling Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) material into hot-mix asphalt (HMA) since 1980, there continues to be questions regarding the correct approach to design HMA with RAP. The ...

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  • Dhanaraju, Sharan; Ouyang, Yanfeng; Tursun, Umit Deniz (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-06)
    This project studies the feasibility and implementation options for establishing a regional data archiving system to help monitor and manage traffic operations and planning for the northeastern Illinois region. It aims ...

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  • DeVries, Jon B.; Dermisi, Sofia V. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2008-10)
    This research report provides primary research data and analysis on heavy truck trip generation and characteristics from regional distribution centers (RDC) and similar facilities in an effort to facilitate future public ...

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  • Pociask, Geoffrey E.; Matthews, Jeffrey W. (2013-04)
    As required under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and the Illinois Interagency Wetland Policy Act of 1989, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has established wetlands at mitigation sites throughout Illinois ...

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  • Benekohal, Rahim F.; Atluri, Varun (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-07)
    This study surveyed IDOT staff about roundabouts, evaluated two popular roundabout software programs (aaSIDRA and RODEL), developed a multi-criteria site selection procedure, and used it to identify 10 potential intersections ...

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  • Michael Lodes; Benekohal, Rahim F. (2013-01)
    The safety benefits and costs associated with implementing adaptive signal control technology (ASCT) were evaluated in this study. A user-friendly online survey was distributed to 62 agencies that had implemented ASCT in ...

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  • Radhika Bamzai; Yongdoo Lee; Zongzhi Li (2011-04)
    The single greatest category of highway vehicle crashes is run-off-the-road incidents. Significant material differences and elevation changes in shoulder edges pose a potential safety hazard when a vehicle leaves the travel ...

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  • LaFave, James; Fahnestock, Larry; Foutch, D.A.; Steelman, Joshua; Revell, Jessica; Filipov, Evgueni; Hajjar, Jerome F. (2013-06)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) commonly uses elastomeric bearings to accommodate thermal deformations in bridges, and these bearings have potential utility in seismic events. IDOT has developed an ...

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