Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transportation by Issue

  • Brand, Alexander S.; Roesler, Jeffery R. (2014-09-12)
    Steel furnace slag (SFS) is an industrial by-product material that can contain free calcium oxide (CaO) and free magnesium oxide (MgO), both of which can cause significant expansion when hydrated. SFS aggregates are therefore ...

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  • Fries, Ryan; Zhou, Huaguo; Williamson, Michael; Yiu, Yu Liang; Qu, Yuhui; Gu, Patrick (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-08)
    The overall goal of both phases of this project was to reduce responder fatalities and injuries, as well as to prevent secondary crashes, especially those involving incident responders. The phases of this project worked ...

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  • Ouyang, Yanfeng (Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), 2013-11)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) sponsored and hosted the 2012 National State Safety Engineers and Traffic Engineers Peer-to-Peer Workshop on November 14 ...

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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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  • 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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  • Mohammad S. Ullah; Udit Molakatalla; Rita Morocoima-Black; Ahmed Z. Mohideen (2011-09)
    Travel demand modeling is an important tool in the transportation planning community. It helps forecast travel characteristics into the future at various planning levels such as state, region and corridor. Using travel ...

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  • Leng, Zhen; Al-Qadi, Imad (2011-09)
    This report presents the comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) between warm stone mastic asphalt (SMA) and conventional SMA. Specifically, the study evaluated and compared the life cycle environmental and economic ...

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  • Andrawes, Bassem; Andrew Pozolo (2011-09)
    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a workable yet stable concrete which flows easily and consolidates under its own weight. Its unique properties can substantially reduce the labor required to pour complex or ...

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  • Kuchma, Daniel; Hart, Christopher; Hahin, Christopher (2011-09)
    This was the first phase of an investigation to determine the suitability of free-cutting brass couplings for use in minimizing vehicular damage and driver or passenger injury when light poles are impacted. Breakaway couplings ...

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  • Mohammadian, Kouros; Martina Frignani; Joshua Auld (2011-08)
    The research team conducted a survey of travel and activity scheduling behavior to better understand senior citizens’ trip chaining behavior in the Chicago metropolitan area’s most populous counties. The team used ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad; Kern, Jeff; Meister, Jim (2011-06)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had an immediate need to evaluate the performance characteristics of new asphalt mixtures. The new mixtures included warm mix asphalt (WMA), stone-matrix asphalt (SMA) ...

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  • Popovics, John; Roesler, Jeffrey; Peterson, Carrie; Salas, Andres; Ham, Suyun (2011-08)
    This report documents a study performed for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) regarding concrete roadway construction in hot weather. The main objective in this project is to develop improved specifications ...

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  • Zhou, Huaguo; Fries, Ryan; Williamson, Michael; Tian, Zhaofeng; Vaughn, Brent (2011-08)
    Each year highway traffic incidents, such as crashes, place responders on and beside roadways with dangerous high-speed traffic. The unexpected conditions of an incident scene have the potential to surprise unsuspecting ...

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  • King, Daniel; Roesler, Jeffrey (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2014-08)
    A performance evaluation of ultra-thin whitetopping (UTW) pavements in Illinois was undertaken in 2012–2014 to evaluate current design procedures and to determine design life criteria for future projects. The two main ...

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  • Schmidt, Arthur R.; Wang, Kexuan; William, Reshmina (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2014-07)
    The purpose of this document is to inform landowners, highway authorities, and other interested par-ties about general legal principles related to drainage and drainage improvements. This may allow them to recognize ...

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  • Al-Qadi, Imad L.; Son, Songsu; Carpenter, Samuel H. (2013-03)
    This project developed and evaluated four new asphalt concrete (AC) mixtures that use locally available aggregates whenever possible with the ultimate goal of a cost-effective mixture that also improves pavement performance. ...

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  • El-Rayes, Khaled; Liu, Liang; Abdallah, Moatassem (2011-06)
    This report presents the findings of a research project to study and develop a list of “green friendly” Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Illinois interstate rest areas. The objectives of this project are to (1) ...

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  • Ouyang, Yanfeng (2012-10)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) sponsored and hosted the 2010 Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Lead State Peer-to-Peer Workshop November 17–18, 2010, at the ...

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  • Mohammadian, Kouros; Behzad Karimi; Zahra Pourabdollahi; Martina Frignani (2013-08)
    The United States is experiencing an increase in its elderly population. According to Census Bureau estimates, this population should increase by 104.2% from 2000 to 2030, which translates into 72.1 million elders by ...

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  • Roesler, Jeffrey R.; Bordelon, Amanda C.; Ioannides, Anastasios; Beyer, Matthew; Wang, Dong (Illinois Center for Transportation, 2008-06)
    The objectives of this research were to provide the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with an ultrathin whitetopping (UTW) thickness design method and guidelines for UTW design, concrete material selection, and ...

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