Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transportation by Title

  • Kim, Kun-Ho E.; Andrawes, Bassem (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2018-04)
    Cracking in bridge decks is a common but difficult problem to control. Both research and experience show that the use of epoxy-coated reinforcement, which is mandated by most state departments of transportation (DOT’s) for ...

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  • Pelletier, Austin; Hohner, Amanda; Deniz Akin, Idil; Chowdhury, Indranil; Watts, Richard; Shi, Xianming; Dutmer, Brendan; Mueller, James (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2021-06)
    Industrial soil contamination is frequently unearthed by transportation agencies during construction within the right-of-way. As a result, transportation agencies may experience construction delays. Soils co-contaminated ...

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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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  • Mohammadian, Abolfazl; Bahador Parsa, Amir; Taghipour, Homa; Davatgari, Amir; Mohammadi, Motahare (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2021-09)
    Reversible lanes in Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway are an available infrastructure that can significantly improve traffic performance; however, a special focus on congestion management is required to improve their operation. ...

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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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  • Andrawes, Bassem; Perez Claros, Ernesto Alfredo; Zhang, Zige (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2022-01)
    The deterioration of bridge decks is a problem typically associated with the corrosion of the reinforcing steel. This issue was partially controlled during the 1970s with the incorporation of the epoxy-coating protection ...

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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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  • 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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  • Deb, Robin; Mondal, Paramita; Ardeshirilajimi, Ardavan (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2020-12)
    Type K cement offers a lower slump than conventional concrete, even at a higher water-to-cement ratio. Therefore, a suitable chemical admixture should be added to the Type K concrete mix design at a feasible dosage to ...

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  • Rahman, Mohammad; Ibrahim, Ahmed; Hindi, Riyadh (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2020-12)
    Early-age cracking in concrete decks significantly reduces the service life of bridges. This report discusses the application of various concrete mixtures that include potential early mitigation ingredients. Large-scale ...

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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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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Rivera-Perez, José J.; Sayeh, Watheq; García Mainieri, Javier J.; Meidani, Hadi; Huang, John; Ozer, Hasan; Hand, Adam (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2020-06)
    Quality assurance programs for hot-mix asphalt (HMA) have evolved from method to quality assurance specifications that distribute responsibilities and risks between contractors and owners. The Illinois Department of ...

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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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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Yang, Shih-Hsien; 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 ...

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  • Thompson, Marshall R.; Garcia, Luis; Carpenter, Samuel H. (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2009-03)
    In the 60s, 70s, and 80s, many Illinois local road agencies successfully used “conventional” asphalt emulsions for In-Place Recycling to produce Emulsion-Aggregate-Mixtures (EAMs). In more recent years, these emulsions ...

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