Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Title

  • Stark, Timothy D.; Long, James H.; Assem, Pouyan (2013-05)
    In this project, Illinois-specific design procedures were developed for drilled shafts founded in weak shale. In addition, recommendations for field and laboratory testing to characterize the in situ condition of weak ...

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  • Long, James; Anderson, Andrew (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-09)
    A dynamic load test program consisting of 38 sites and 111 piles with restrikes was conducted throughout Illinois to improve the Illinois Department of Transportation design of driven piling. Pile types included steel ...

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  • Steele, Douglas; Zabecki, Jessica L. Marcon; Zimmerman, Laura (2013-10)
    Currently, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is one of the few state transportation agencies that require warning lights on nighttime work zone channelization devices, such as drums and barricades. The ...

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  • Steele, Douglas; Zabecki, Jessica L. Marcon; Zimmerman, Laura (2013-11)
    Vehicle-mounted warning lights for nighttime mobile highway operations provide critical protection to workers and the driving public. Alerting the traveling public of the approaching work activity and providing guidance ...

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  • Li, Yanning; Martinez Mori, Juan Carlos; Work, Daniel B. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-11)
    This project evaluates the effectiveness of sensor network systems for work zone traffic estimation. The comparative analysis is performed on a work zone modeled in microsimulation and calibrated with field data from two ...

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  • Steele, Douglas; Vavrik, William (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2009-06)
    Moving lane closures are an increasingly utilized and inherently hazardous traffic control procedure for highway maintenance and operations activities. To improve the safety of moving lane closures for workers and ...

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  • Steele, Douglas; Vavrik, William (2010-08)
    Moving lane closures are an increasingly utilized and potentially hazardous traffic control procedure for highway maintenance and operations activities. To improve the safety of moving lane closures for workers and motorists, ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Leng, Zhen; Larkin, Al (2011-12)
    In-situ asphalt mixture density is critically important to the performance of flexible airport pavements: density that is too high, or too low, may cause early pavement distresses. Traditionally, two methods have been ...

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  • El-Gohary, Nora; Liu, Liang; El-Rayes, Khaled; Lv, Xuan (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-07)
    This report summarizes the tasks and findings of the ICT Project R27-132 Incorporating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) into IDOT and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) planning processes, which is aimed at ...

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  • LaFave, James, M.; Fahnestock, Larry, A.; Brambila, Gabriela; Riddle, Joseph, K.; Jarrett, Matthew, W.; Svatora, Jeffrey, S.; Wright, Beth, A.; An, Huayu (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2017-08)
    Integral abutment bridges (IABs) have gained popularity throughout the United States due to their low construction and maintenance costs. Previous research on IABs has been heavily focused on substructure performance, ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Wright, Beth A.; Riddle, Joseph K.; Jarrett, Matthew W.; Svatora, Jeffrey S.; An, Huayu; Brambila, Gabriela (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-06)
    Integral abutment bridges (IABs) have become of interest due to their decreased construction and maintenance costs in comparison to conventional jointed bridges. Most prior IAB research was related to substructure behavior, ...

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  • Chapman, Jeremy R.; Benekohal, Rahim F. (2002-05)
    While most of the ITS activities are a part of Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Corridor project, there are many other ITS projects throughout Illinois. This study summarizes the needs, current and planned ITS activities in ...

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  • Dwyer, Carmine E.; Himes, Scott (Illinois Center for TransportationIllinois Department of Transportation, 2019-11)
    This project investigated the installation and performance of snowplowable reflective pavement markers (SRPMs) to determine optimum pavement marker solutions and policies for roadways in Illinois. The research evaluated ...

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  • Tutumluer, Erol; Pan, Tongyan; Carpenter, Samuel H. (2005-02)
    The objectives of this FHWA pooled fund research project included the measurement of imaging based volumetric and morphological indices of coarse aggregates and their correlations with laboratory and field performance ...

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  • Zhou, Huaguo; Pour-Rouholamin, Mahdi (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2015-09)
    In the second phase of this project, two major tasks were completed: (1) organizing a national wrong-way driving (WWD) summit and (2) developing guidelines for reducing WWD on freeways. The first national WWD summit was ...

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  • Zhou, Huaguo; Zhao, Jiguang; Fries, Ryan; Gahrooei, Mostafa Reisi; Wang, Lin; Vaughn, Brent; Bahaaldin, Karzan; Ayyalasomayajula, Balasubrahmanyam (2012-10)
    In Illinois, there were 217 wrong-way crashes on freeways from 2004 to 2009, resulting in 44 killed and 248 injured. This research project sought to determine the contributing factors to wrong-way crashes on freeways and ...

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  • Zhou, Huaguo; Jalayer, Mohammad; Gong, Jie; Hu, Shunfu; Grinter, Mark (2013-06)
    Many techniques for collecting highway inventory data have been used by state and local agencies in the U.S. These techniques include field inventory, photo/video log, integrated GPS/GIS mapping systems, aerial photography, ...

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  • Ozer, Hasan; Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Kanaan, Ahmad (2012-10)
    This study investigated the effect of high asphalt binder replacement for a low N-design asphalt mixture including RAP and RAS on performance indicators such as permanent deformation, fracture, fatigue potentials, ...

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  • Avrenli, Kıvanç A.; Benekohal, Rahim F.; Medina, Juan (2012-10)
    Roadway lighting is a fundamental public service that leads to a safer environment for both pedestrians and drivers. It is estimated that lighting alone accounts for around 3% of the total U.S. electricity consumption. ...

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  • Avrenli, Kıvanç A.; Benekohal, Rahim F.; Medina, Juan (2012-10)
    The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for roadway lighting can potentially save energy costs and reduce the frequency of maintenance. The objective of this study is to explore the current state of the art in LED roadway ...

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