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TITLE REPORT DATE
FY2012 IDOT Research at a Glance November 2012


Physical Research Reports

PRR #164 Utilization of Recycled and Reclaimed Materials in Illinois Highway Construction in 2012
PRR #163 Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles in Illinois
PRR #162 Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles in Illinois
PRR #161 Utilization of Recycled and Reclaimed Materials in Illinois Highway Construction in 2011
PRR #160 Utilization of Recycled and Reclaimed Materials in Illinois Highway Construction in 2010
PRR #159 Performance Monitoring of Mechanistically-Designed Pavements 2010 Data Collection
PRR #158 Utilization of Recycled and Reclaimed Materials in Illinois Highway Construction in 2009
PRR #157 Determining the Machinability of High Performance Steels
PRR #156 Tracking Implementation Results in State Transportation Agencies
PRR #155 Effectiveness of Concrete Deck Sealers and Laminates for Chloride Protection of New and In Situ Reinforced Bridge Decks in Illinois
PRR #154 Aggregate Subgrade Thickness Determination
PRR #153 Evaluation of Aluminum Highway Sign Trusses and Standards for Wind and Truck Gust Loadings
PRR #152 Investigation of Select LRFD Design Factors Through Instrumentation of Bridge Bearings (23.8 MB .exe file)
PRR #151 Evaluation of Traffic-Induced Light Pole Vibrations On the I-80 Le Claire Bridge
PRR #150 An Evaluation of Interlayer Stress Absorbing Composite (ISAC) Reflective Crack Relief System
PRR #149 Atmospheric Dispersion Study of Deicing Salt Applied to Roads
PRR #148 Whitetopping Performance in Illinois
PRR #147 Open Graded Drainage Layer Performance in Illinois
PRR #146 Demonstrating the Use of Performance-Based Warranties on Highway Construction Projects in Illinois
PRR #145 Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Composite Bridge Deck Construction in Illinois
PRR #144 Whitetopping Construction and Early Performance in Illinois
PRR #143 Bonded Concrete Overlay Performance in Illinois
PRR #142 Utilization of Recycled Materials in Illinois Highway Construction
PRR #141 Evaluation of Sprayed-on Metalizing for Precast/Prestressed Concrete I-Beams
PRR #140 Performance of an Unbonded Concrete Overlay on I-74
PRR #139 Construction of Bridge Decks with Precast, Prestressed Concrete Planks
PRR #138 Alternative Materials for Subgrade Modification
PRR #137 Rubbilizing w/Bituminous Concrete Overlay - 10 Years' Experience
PRR #136 Performance of Rubberized Asphalt Pavements in Illinois
PRR #135 Friction Qualities of Various PCC Pavement Textures
PRR #134 Performance of Thin Bonded Concrete Overlays in Illinois
PRR #133 Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays in Illinois: Mix Design Experimentation and Investigation of Construction Methods
PRR #132 Evaluation of Thin Lift Polymer Bridge Deck Overlays on I-57 Bridges at Clifton, IL
PRR #131 Evaluation of Mechanized Consolidation of Bridge Deck Concrete in Illinois
PRR #129 Investigation of Rack & Pinion Alignment on the Cass Street Bridge in Joliet, IL
PRR #128 Finite Element Models for the 3-Web Sheave Design for the Shippingsport Vertical Lift Bridge
PRR #127 Finite Element Models for the Single-Web Sheave Design for the Shippingsport Vertical Lift Bridge
PRR #126 Finite Element Models for the 3-Web Sheave Design for the Shippingsport Bridge
PRR #125 Alternative Materials for the Modification and Stabilization of Unstable Subgrade Soils - Laboratory Testing Report
PRR #124 Design, Construction, and Analysis of CRCP Patching Techniques in Illinois
PRR #123 Thin Bonded Concrete Overlay and Bonding Agents - Construction and Initial Performance
PRR #122 Planning, Design and Construction of an Unbonded Concrete Overlay
PRR #121 Evaluation of Stone Matrix Asphalt
PRR #120 An Evaluation of IDOT's Current Underdrain Systems
PRR #119 A Summary of the Illinois Skid-Accident Reduction Program 1989-1994
PRR #118 Fatigue of Tube-to-Plate Fillet Welds and Methods for Their Improvement
PRR #117 Evaluation of Reclaimed Rubber in Bituminous Pavements
PRR #116 Bituminous Overlay Policy - A Performance Evaluation
PRR #115 Fatigue Analysis of Overhead Sign and Signal Structures
PRR #114 Design and Construction of Open-Graded Base Courses
PRR #113 Recycling Old PCC Pavement
PRR #112 Evaluating Pavement Design Features: Five Year Performance
PRR #111 Alternative to Full-Depth Patching
PRR #110 Performance Evaluation of Single Pass Thin Lift Bituminous Overlays
PRR #109 Methods to Reduce Built-In Residual Stresses in Steel Bridge Diaphragms (Phase 1)
PRR #108 Effects of Corrosion and Fatigue on the Load-Carrying Capacity of Structural and Reinforcing Steel
PRR #107 Analysis, Inspection, and Repair Methods for Pin Connections in Illinois Bridges
PRR #106 Accurate and Rapid Determination of Fatigue Damage in Bridge Superstructures
PRR #105 Evaluation of Pozzolanic Mixture Containing Cement Kiln Dust
PRR #104 Evaluation of Crack and Seat Method of Resurfacing Concrete Pavements
PRR #103 Crack Control of Pozzolanic Bases
PRR #102 Performance Evaluation of Jointed Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation Without Resurfacing
PRR #101 Performance Evaluation of Concrete Overlays
PRR #100 Bridge Deck Condition Survey Phase V Long Term
PRR #99 A Summary of the Illinois Skid-Accident Reduction Program March 1980-March 1984
PRR #98 Crack Control of Pozzolanic Bases
PRR #97 Lime-Modified Soil to Increase Subgrade Stability
PRR #96 Evaluation of Two Isolated Responsive Ramp-Controlled Tactics
PRR #95 A Study of PCC Pavement Texturing characteristics in Illinois
PRR #94 Bridge Deck Condition Survey
PRR #93 Re-evaluation of Different Types of Sand Drains
PRR #92 Field Evaluation of Microwave Patching System
PRR #91 Implementation Package: Emulsified Asphalt-Aggregate Mixtures - Mix Design and Design Coefficients
PRR #90 A Summary of the Illinois Skid-Accident Reduction Program - 1964-1980
PRR #89 Evaluation of Longitudinal Steel in Illinois CRC Pavements
PRR #88 An Evaluation of Engineering Fabric in Pavement Rehabilitation
PRR #87 Investigation of Trunnion Failures Involving Movable Vertical Lift Bridges
PRR #86 Results of Bridge Deck Condition Surveys and Corrosion Rate Determination
PRR #85 Evaluation of Incident Detection Algorithms
PRR #84 Final Summary Report of CRC Pavement in Illinois
PRR #83 Effect of Subbase Type and Subsurface Drainage on Behavior of CRC Pavements
PRR #82 Behavior of Experimental CRC Pavements in Illinois
PRR #81 Construction and Instrumentation of Induced Trench Experiment Under High Fill
PRR #80 Continuously Reinforced Concrete Overlays on Existing Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
PRR #79 Storm Sewer Plastic Pipe Evaluation
PRR #78 Behavior of Plain PCC Pavement with Skewed Joints Randomly Spaced
PRR #77 A Study of the AASHO Road Test, Phase 1 - Performance of Rehabilitated AASHO Test Road
PRR #76 Performance of Pavement Test Sections in the Rehabilitated AASHO Test Road
PRR #75 Behavior of Contraction Joints in the Rehabilitated AASHO Test Road
PRR #74 PCC Pavement Texturing in Illinois
PRR #73 Friction Characteristics of Illinois Pavements
PRR #72 Terminal Treatments for Illinois Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements
PRR #71 TFE Expansion Bearings for Highway Bridges
PRR #70 An investigation of Granulated Calcined Clay in Landscaping
PRR #69 Zinc Anodes to Control Bridge Deck Deterioration
PRR #68 Implementation Package: Illinois Modification of the BPR-Type Roadometer
PRR #67 An Investigation of the Smoothness Characteristics of Highway Pavement Surfaces
PRR #66 Investigation of Bridge Approach Spans to Poplar Street Bridge
PRR #65 Factors Influencing the Riding Quality of New Pavement Surfaces in Illinois
PRR #64 Highway Insulating Material Evaluation
PRR #63 Modification of the BPR-Type Roadometer
PRR #62 I-80 Motorist Aid Communication System
PRR #61 Calibration of Illinois Roadometers
PRR #60 A Strategy for Reducing Wet-Weather Pavement Accidents in Illinois
PRR #59 Development of Data-Acquisition System for Stress History Studies of Highway Bridges
PRR #58 Evaluation of different Types of Sand Drains
PRR #57 Frost Detector Evaluation
PRR #56 Skid-Resistant Characteristics of Existing Pavements in Illinois
PRR #55 Construction Experience with CRC Pavements in Illinois
PRR #54 Highway Insulating Material Evaluation
PRR #53 Effect of Internal Vibration of Portland Cement Concrete During Paving
PRR #52 Linseed Oil Retreatments to Control Surface Deterioration of Concrete Bridge Decks
PRR #51 The Rehabilitated AASHO Road Test, Part 1 - Materials and Construction
PRR #50 Evaluation and Application of the AASHO Road Test Results
PRR #49 Traffic Evaluation for Secondary and Local Pavement Design
PRR #48 Lime Stabilization of Bridge Cones
PRR #47 Summary Analysis: 'Before" Study Data Collection for the I-80 Motorist Aid Communication System
PRR #46 An Analysis of 1972 Roadometer Tests on New Pavement Surfaces in Illinois
PRR #45 Behavior of Rubber Asphalt Sealants in Pavement Shoulder Joints in Illinois
PRR #44 Skid-Resistant Characteristics of Experimental Bituminous Surfaces in Illinois
PRR #43 Condition of Longitudinal Steel in Illinois Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements
PRR #42 Lime Stabilization of Bridge Cones
PRR #41 Modification and Calibration of the Illinois Skid Test System
PRR #40 Field Evaluation of a Viatec Axle Weight Analyzer
PRR #39 Experimental Paved Shoulders on Frost Susceptible Soils
PRR #38 Induced Trench Method of Culvert Installation
PRR #37 Performance of Lake County Inverted Flexible Pavement
PRR #36 Traffic Evaluation for Illinois Pavement Design
PRR #35A Performance Evaluation of Bituminous Shoulders for Resurfaced Pavement
PRR #34A A Field Experiment with Mineral Fillers
PRR #33 Route US 66 Condition Survey
PRR #32 Vehicle-in-Motion Weighing Experiment at Restored AASHO Road Test Facility
PRR #31 TFE Expansion Bearings for Bridges
PRR #30 Thickness Design Procedure for Bituminous Resurfacing of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
PRR #29 Wind Loads on Louvered and Solid Highway Signs
PRR #28 Lean Mix Concrete Base Widening
PRR #27 Portland Cement Concrete Shoulders
PRR #26 Evaluation of a Flexible Pavement in Illinois
PRR #25 Lime Stabilization of Bridge Cones
PRR #24 Experimental Paved Shoulders on Frost Susceptible Soils
PRR #23 Selection and Design of a Skid Tester
PRR #22 Design Coefficients for Lime-Soil Mixtures
PRR #21 Experimental Use of Urethane Foam Insulation to Control Bridge Deck Icing
PRR #20 A Uniform System for County Road Identification and Rural House Numbering
PRR #19 Paved Shoulder Problem - Stevenson Expressway
PRR #18 A Study of Blowups in Rigid Pavements in Illinois
PRR #17 A Twenty-Year Report on the Illinois Continuously Reinforced Pavement
PRR #16A Use of Water-Reducing Admixture in CRPCC Pavement in Interstate Route 57
PRR #15A An Investigation for Determination of 85 Percentile Operating Speed of Motor Vehicles on Illinois Highways
PRR #14 Bridge Deck Deterioration Study
PRR #13 Safety of Metal Studded Tires on Bare Pavement Surfaces
PRR #12A Evaluation of SA-1 (Stabilizing Agent-1) in the Reconstruction of a Township Road by Adams County
PRR #11A Evaluation of Soil Retention Blanket in the Control of Erosion on Slopes and in Channels
PRR #10A Evaluation of the Cutler R-1000 Repaver and the Repaving Process on an MFT Maintenance Resurfacing Project by the City of Wheaton
PRR #9 Drilled-Hole Lime Treatment of Fill on Route Illinois 148 in Williamson County, Illinois
PRR #8A Evaluation of a Hot-Poured Elastic Type Joint Sealer for Sealing Pavement-Paved Shoulder Interface Joint
PRR #7A Evaluation of Synopal Aggregate as a Paving Material
PRR #6A The Use of Water-Reducing Admixtures in CRCP on the Southwest Expressway
PRR #5 Some Tests of Studded Tires in Illinois
PRR #4 Evaluation of Welded Wire Fabric in Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing
PRR #3 Slip-Form Paving with Mesh and Dowels in Illinois
PRR #2 AASHO Road Test Equations Applied to the Design of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements in Illinois
PRR #1 AASHO Road Test Equations Applied to the Design of Bituminous Pavements in Illinois

 

 

In-House Reports

I2008-01 Evaluation of Semi-Flexible (Resin-Modified) Pavement
I2006-04 Reducing the Asphalt PG Grade in 4.75 Sand Mixes Evaluated Using Strength-type Tests
I2005-13 Mt. Carmel Airport Cores Regarding Epoxy Striping
I2005-12 Evaluation of Alternative Concrete Headwalls (24.7 MB .exe)
I2004-07 Experimental Joint Sealants for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements and Overlays
I2003-02 TSR Comparison of Four-Inch Marshall-Compacted and Six-Inch Gyratory-Compacted Specimens
I1995-01 An Evaluation of Glassgrid Pavement Reinforcement Mesh
I1994-01 Performance Monitoring of Eight Structural Performance Sections (5 MB)
I1989-02 Evaluation of Mechanistic Pavement Design in Illinois
I1988-01 Use of Finite Element Models in the Repair of Cracks in the Shippingsport Vertical Lift Bridge

 

Illinois Transportation Research Center (ITRC) Reports

The Illinois Transportation Research Center (ITRC) existed between 1991 and 2004. The ITRC was a Public-Private-University cooperative transportation research unit underwritten by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Office of Planning and Programming. The Center conducted research in all modes of transportation to improve and meet the present and future mobility needs of the State of Illinois. Along with IDOT, the following universities were sponsors of the ITRC:

Bradley University
DePaul University
Eastern Illinois University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Western Illinois University

The following is a list of research publications that were produced. Highlighted titles are available in Adobe Acrobat and can be downloaded. Please contact the Bureau of Materials and Physical Research at BMPR_Research for reports that cannot be downloaded.

   
TITLE

REPORT DATE
Developing Long Range Traffic Projection Models for Illinois (3.5 mb .exe file)
June 2004

Detection of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Bituminous Mixtures (6.6 mb .exe file)

June 2004

Evaluation of Comprehensive Seismic Design of Bridges In Illinois (LRFD) (4.2 mb .exe file)

June 2004

Rural Public Transportation Brokerage in Illinois (.4 mb .exe file)

June 2004

Nighttime Construction: Evaluation of Lighting for Highway Construction in Illinois (2mb .exe file)

August 2003

Nighttime Construction: Evaluation of Construction Operations (1.4mb .exe file)

May 2004

Evaluation of Construction Work Zone Operational Issues: Capacity, Queue, and Delay (1.7mb .exe file)

December 2003

Nighttime Construction: Evaluation of Worker Safety Issues (3.3mb .exe file)

February 2003

Evaluation of Bridge Inspection and Assessment in Illinois (1.6mb .exe file)

December 2003

Evaluation of Methodology for Determining Truck Vehicle Miles Traveled in Illinois (5.0mb .exe file)

July 2002

Evaluation of Episodic and Seasonal Emission Controls for Transportation in Illinois (4.0mb .exe file)

January 2002

Evaluation of Elastomeric Bridge Bearings for Seismic Design (5.4mb .exe file)

November 2002

Determinants of Motor Vehicle Fatalities and Fatality Rates in Illinois (5.3mb .exe file)

August 2002

Experimental Evaluation of Full Depth Precast/Prestressed Concrete Bridge Deck (12.1mb .exe file)

February 2002

Evaluation of Expected Accident Frequency Formulas for Rail-Highway Crossings (4.4mb .exe file)

September 2000

Development of Information on Intermodal Safety Issues In Illinois (4.9mb .exe file)

August 2001

Comparison of Interstate vs. Illinois Intrastate CMV Safety Inspection (4.1mb .exe file)

August 2000

Computer-Aided Scheduling and Dispatching System: Impacts (6.7mb .exe file)

October 2000

Evaluation of Service Life of Noise Barrier Walls (20.1mb .exe file)

November 1999

Carbon Monoxide Analysis for Highway Projects Phase II (1.9mb .exe file)

May 2003

Carbon Monoxide Analysis for Highway Projects (4.9mb .exe file)

October 1999

Acoustics of Sound Transmission Over Noise Barrier Walls (3.5mb .exe file)

December 1999

Traffic Control Systems in Construction Work Zones (7.8mb .exe file)

February 2001

Policies for Use of Changeable Message Signs in Highway Work Zones June 1999 (6.2mb .exe file)

June 1999

Development and Evaluation of VFR Lighted Flyways in Chicago TCA (5.2mb .exe file)

October 1999

Evaluation of Bridge Deck Delamination Methods (7.0mb .exe file)

July 1998

Evaluation of Reflective Crack Control Policy (4.4mb .exe file)

April 1999

Evaluation of Washington Aggregate Fracture Test for D-Cracking (4.5mb .exe file)

June 1999

Non-Work and Off-Peak Trips by Transit, Walk and Bicycle Modes (7.8mb .exe file)

March 1999

Retaining Existing Amtrak Ridership Base and Attracting Non-Riders to Amtrak Short-Distance Trains

October 1998

Accelerated Testing of Separation Layers for Open-Graded Drainage Layers (5.8mb .exe file)

March 1998

Construction Loads and Vibrations (5.8mb .exe file)
March 1998

Evaluation of Congestion and Air Quality Relationships

December 2000

Friction Bearing Design of H-Piles (6.3mb .exe file)
December 2000

Status Study of Comprehensive and Relevant Driver Education (2.5mb .exe file)

January 1997

Stream Channel Migration Effects on Bridge Approaches and Conveyance (6.8mb .exe file)

September 1998

Analysis of Rules and Regulations for Steel Coil Truck Transport (4.3mb .exe file)

March 1995

Differential Movement at the Embankment/Structure Interface—Mitigation and Rehabilitation (8.8mb .exe file)

April 1995

Effectiveness of Incentive/Disincentive Contract Provisions (4.4mb .exe file)

December 1994

Motorcycle Helmet Laws: Effectiveness of Mandatory Helmet Laws

November 1996

Total Quality Management (TQM)
September 1994
Waterway Systems Traffic Analysis (1.5mb .exe file)
May 1996

Concepts and Practices for Considering General Aviation Airport Pavement Performance and Longevity (10.1mb .exe file)

December 1994

Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) Mixtures (1.8mb .exe file)
July 1994

Use of Life-Cycle Costs in Bridge Planning and Design (3.4mb .exe file)

May 1996

VFR Lighted Flyways in the TCA Environment (1.3mb .exe file)

Oct 1994


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