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Bituminous

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
604 14-1B Effects of Temperature Segregation on the Volumetric and Mechanistic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures
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600 17-2B Evaluation of Non-Destructive Density Determination for QA/QC Acceptance Testing
Final Report
Technical Summary
594 12-1B Sustainable Materials for Pavement Infrastructure: Design and Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Shingles
Final Report
Technical Summary
577 04-2B Evaluation of Tack Coat Materials on Longitudinal Joints in Louisiana
Final Report
Technical Summary
564 11-1B Validity of Multiple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) Test for DOTD Asphalt Binder Specification
Final Report
Technical Summary
560 12-3B Chemical Characterization of Asphalt Related to Their Performance
Final Report
Technical Summary
558 10-4B Development of Performance-based Specifications for Louisiana Asphalt Mixtures
Final Report
Technical Summary
553 07-1B Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Technology in Flexible Pavements
Final Report
Technical Summary
536 11-3B Testing and Analysis of LWT and SCB Properties of Asphaltic Concrete Mixtures
Final Report
Technical Summary
519 11-2B Evaluation of Dynamic Shear Rheometer Tests for Emulsions
Final Report
Technical Summary
513 04-5B Evaluation of Open Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Mixtures
Final Report
Technical Summary
505 10-6B Implementation of GPC Characterization of Asphalt Binders at Louisiana Materials Laboratory
Final Report
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500 10-5B Mechanistic Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Thiopave Additives
Final Report
Technical Summary


Concrete

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
595 14-1C Evaluation of Dowel Bar Alignment and Effect on Long-term Performance of Jointed Pavement
Final Report
Technical Summary
589 16-2C Reliable Early Opening Strength for Concrete Pavements and Patch Work
Final Report
Technical Summary
587 13-1C Evaluation of MIT-SCAN-T2 for Thickness Quality Control for PCC and HMA Pavements
Final Report
Technical Summary
584 14-2C Implementation of Maturity for Concrete Strength Measurement and Pay
Final Report
Technical Summary
573 13-2C Laboratory Evaluation of 100 Percent Fly Ash Cementitious Systems
Final Report
Technical Summary
569 12-4C Evaluation of Portland Cement Concrete with Internal Curing Capabilities
Final Report
Technical Summary
559 14-3C Evaluation of the Fatigue and Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Concrete for use as a New Highway Pavement Design
Final Report
Technical Summary
533 12-5C Comparison of Conventional and Self-Consolidating Concrete for Drilled Shaft Construction
Final Report
Technical Summary
532 12-3C Investigation of Best Practices for Maintenance of Concrete Bridge Railings
Final Report
Technical Summary


Geotechnical

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
603 11-3GT Accelerated Load Testing of Geosynthetic Base Reinforced/Stabilized Unpaved and Pavement Test Sections
Final Report
Technical Summary
585 16-5GT Corrosion Map for Metal Pipes in Coastal Louisiana
Final Report
Technical Summary
GIS Web App
575 15-2GT Lime Utilization in the Laboratory, Field, and Design of Pavement Layers
Final Report
Technical Summary
562 11-2GT Field Instrumentation and Testing to Study Set-up Phenomenon of Piles Driven into Louisiana Clayey Soils
Final Report
Technical Summary
561 14-1GT Calibration of Region-Specific Gates Pile Driving Formula for LRFD
Final Report (Full)
Appendices Only
Technical Summary
555 06-3GT Field Evaluation of Roller Integrated Intelligent Compaction Monitoring
Final Report (Full)
Appendices
Technical Summary
546 14-2GT Testing Protocol for Predicting Driven Pile Behavior within Pre-bored Soil
Final Report
Technical Summary
539 13-6GT DOTD Standards for GPS Data Collection Accuracy
Final Report
Technical Summary
529 07-1ST/08-3GT Structural Health Monitoring of I-10 Twin Span Bridge
Final Report
Technical Summary
521 10-3GT Design Values of Resilient Modulus for Stabilized and Non-Stabilized Base
Final Report
Technical Summary
520 05-1GT Field Demonstration of New Bridge Approach Slab Designs and Performance
Final Report
Technical Summary
516 13-2GT Implementation of Slag Stabilized Blended Calcium Sulfate (BCS) in a Pavement Structure
Final Report
Technical Summary
514 13-8GT Bayou Corne Sinkhole: Control Measurements of State Highway 70 in Assumption Parish, Louisiana
Final Report
Technical Summary


Pavement

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
612 14-2P A Mechanistic Approach to Utlize Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) Measurements into Backcalculation Analysis
Final Report
Technical Summary
608 12-1P Impact of Inundation on Roadway Pavements: Case Study – LA 493
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Technical Summary
596 17-3P A Decision-making Tool for Incorporating Cradle-to-Gate Sustainability Measures into Pavement Design
Final Report
Technical Summary
590 14-2P Assessment of the Traffic Speed Deflectometer in Louisiana for Pavement Structural Evaluation
Final Report
Technical Summary
588 12-3P Minimizing Shrinkage Cracking in Cement-Stabilized Bases through Micro-Cracking
Final Report
Technical Summary
581 14-2P Assessment of Continuous Deflection Measurement Devices in Louisiana – Rolling Wheel Deflectometer
Final Report
Technical Summary
578 12-7P Roller Compacted Concrete over Soil Cement under Accelerated Loading
Final Report
Technical Summary
574 12-2P Building Accurate Historic and Future Climate MEPDG Input Files for Louisiana DOTD
Final Report
Technical Summary
563 10-3P LED Traffic Signal Management System
Final Report
Technical Summary
554 12-5P Evaluation of LADOTD Aggregate Friction Rating Table by Field Measurements
Final Report
Technical Summary
551 12-4P Development of DARWin-ME Design Guideline for Louisiana Pavement Design
Final Report
Technical Summary
531 11-3P The Rideability Of A Deflected Bridge Approach Slab
Final Report
Technical Summary
518 10-4P Development of Cost Effective Treatment Performance and Treatment Selection Models
Final Report
Technical Summary
508 13-2P A Comprehensive Study on Pavement Edge Line Implementation
Final Report
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Pooled Fund/UTC

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
607 13-1ITTS Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies PHASE II Project Review
Final Report
582 15-1PF Prep-ME Software Implementation and Enhancement
Final Report
Technical Summary
550 14-1PF Best Practices for Achieving and Measuring Pavement Smoothness, A Synthesis of State-of-Practice
Final Report
Technical Summary
544 14-3PF STC Synthesis of Transportation Funding Sources and Alternatives in the Southeastern States Now and in the Future
Final Report
543 14-2PF Real Time Driver Information for Congestion Management
Final Report
541 14-4PF Mitigation Strategies of Reflection Cracking of Pavement
Final Report
Technical Summary
538 12-1PF Traffic and Data Preparation for AASHTO DARWin-ME Analysis and Design
Final Report
Technical Summary
534 12-4PF Regional Implementation of Warm Mix Asphalt
Final Report
Technical Summary
523 SWUTC Use of Containers to Carry Bulk and Break Bulk Commodities and Its Impact on Gulf Region Ports and International Trade
Final Report
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515 12-2PF Asphalt Surface Treatment Practice In Southeastern United States
Final Report
Technical Summary
512 12-3PF STC Synthesis of Best Practices for Determining Value of Research Results
Final Report
511 12-5PF STC Synthesis of Research Results for Water Quality Management at Construction Sites
Final Report
The following UTC reports are not official publications of LTRC.
NA 18-2C Self-Healing Microcapsules as Concrete Aggregates for Corrosion Inhibition in Reinforced Concrete
Final Report


Safety

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
606 16-1SA Highway Construction Work Zone Safety Performance and Improvement in Louisiana
Final Report
Technical Summary
599 16-4SA Pedestrians and Bicyclists Count: Developing a Statewide Multimodal Count Program
Final Report
Appendix A: Count Program and Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan Inventory
Appendix B: Product and Vendor Inventory
Appendix C: Additional Case Study Technical Material
Appendix D: Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Data Collection and Use: A Guide for Louisiana
Appendix E: Extended Bibliography
Technical Summary
598 17-2SA ITS Support for Pedestrians and Bicyclists Count: Developing a Statewide Multimodal Count Program
Final Report
Technical Summary
597 15-3SA Investigating Safety Impact of Center Line Rumble Strips, Lane Conversion, Roundabout, and J-Turn Features on Louisiana Highways
Final Report
Technical Summary
591 16-3SA Evaluating Cell Phone Data for AADT Estimation
Final Report
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586 15-2SA Development of a Simulation Test Bed for Connected Vehicles using the LSU Driving Simulator
Final Report
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580 15-1SA Exploring Naturalistic Driving Data for Distracted Driving Measures
Final Report
Technical Summary
576 14-1SA Drugged Driving in Louisiana: Quantification of its Impact on Public Health and Implications for Legislation, Enforcement, and Prosecution
Final Report
572 14-2SA Factors Influencing Seatbelt Utilization in Louisiana and Strategies to Improve Usage Rate
Final Report
Technical Summary
548 14-3SA Developing a Method for Estimating AADT on All Louisiana Roads
Final Report
Technical Summary
540 12-4SA Development of a Tool for Documenting, Tracking, Recording, and Analyzing Improvements to Intersection Sites and Roadway Departures in Curve Locations
Final Report
530 13-1SA Distracted Driving and Associated Crash Risks
Final Report
Technical Summary
524 13-2SA Development of a Highway Safety Fundamental Course
Final Report


Special Studies

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
NA 18-1SS Mitigating Traffic Congestion on I-10 in Baton Rouge, LA: Supply- and Demand-Oriented Strategies & Treatments
Final Report
571 15-3SS Investigation into Legislative Action Needed to Accommodate the Future Safe Operation of
Autonomous Vehicles in the State of Louisiana
Final Report
Technical Summary
570 14-1SS Development of Optimal Ramp Metering Control Strategy for I-12
Final Report
566 12-1SS Traffic Counting Using Existing Video Detection Cameras
Final Report
557 13-2SS Travel Time Estimation Using Bluetooth
Final Report
Technical Summary
556 14-4SS Identifying Local Transit Resources for Evacuation
Final Report
Technical Summary
549 15-4SS Assessment of Sedimentation Affecting Riverine Ports in Louisiana
Final Report
545 12-4SS Development of Minimum State Requirements for Local Growth Management Policies--Phase 1
Final Report
Appendices A-F, H-J
Appendix G (Excel)
Technical Summary
542 13-5SS Improving Freight Crash Incident Management
Final Report
527 13-6SS Economic Impact Analysis of Short Line Railroads
Final Report
Technical Summary
525 13-8SS The Impact of Modifying the Jones Act on US Coastal Shipping
Final Report
522 13-3SS Development of Performance Measurement for Freight Transportation (NCITEC)
Final Report
Technical Summary
510 10-3SS LTRC Automated Enforcement and Highway Safety
Final Report
Technical Summary
507 11-2SS Measuring the Effectiveness of Ramp Metering Strategies on I-12
Final Report
Technical Summary
506 08-3SS Developing Louisiana Crash Reduction Factors
Final Report
Technical Summary
504 13-9SS Investigation into the Impact of Privatizing Civil Engineering Operations in Louisiana DOTD
Final Report
Technical Summary
LADOTD Overhead Calculation (Excel File)
503 10-5SS Developing Inexpensive Crash Countermeasures For Louisiana Local Roads
Final Report
Technical Summary
502 10-1SS Evaluation of Knowledge Transfer in an Immersive Virtual Learning Environment for the Transportation Community
Final Report
Technical Summary
NA 14-2SS A Simulation Model for Intermodal Freight Transportation in Louisiana
Final Report
NA 13-4SS Louisiana Demonstration Project: A Project to Improve Safety and Speed Construction on LA 511 (70th Street) in Shreveport
Final Report


Structures

Report Number LTRC Project Number Project Title
593 16-3ST Live Load Rating of Cast-in-Place Concrete Box Culverts
Final Report
Appendix
Technical Summary
579 13-4ST I-10 Girder Repair Using Post-Tensioned Steel Rods and Carbon Fiber Composite Cables (CFCC)
Final Report
Technical Summary
568 15-1ST Development of Wave and Surge Atlas for the Design and Protection of Coastal Bridges in South Louisiana – Phase 2
Final Report
Technical Summary
567 10-5ST Development of Guidelines for Transportation of Long Prestressed Concrete Girders
Final Report
Technical Summary
552 12-3ST Repair of Morganza Spillway Bridge Bent Pile Cap Using Carbon Fiber Reinforcement (CFR)
Final Report
Technical Summary
547 09-2ST Performance and Analysis of Concrete Bridge Railing using Conventional and Composite Reinforcement Materials
Final Report
Technical Summary
535 08-2ST Monitoring Bridge Scour Using Fiber Optic Sensors
Final Report
Technical Summary
529 07-1ST/08-3GT Structural Health Monitoring of I-10 Twin Span Bridge
Final Report
Technical Summary
528 10-4ST Development of Wave and Surge Atlas for the Design and Protection of Coastal Bridges in South Louisiana
Final Report
Technical Summary
526 12-1ST Data Collection and Evaluation of Continuity Detail for John James Audubon Bridge No. 61390613004101
Final Report
Technical Summary
517 07-4ST Integral Abutment Bridge for Louisiana’s Soft and Stiff Soils
Final Report
Technical Summary
509 10-1ST Load Distribution and Fatigue Cost Estimates of Heavy Truck Loads on Louisiana State Bridges
Final Report
Technical Summary


Transportation Innovation for Research Exploration (TIRE)


Note: TIRE Reports are not official publications of LTRC.
LTRC Project Number Project Title
18-1TIRE Development of High Performance Impact Resistant Concrete Mixtures for Crash Barrier Application
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18-2TIRE Improvement of Concrete Bridge Girder Serviceability through Strengthening with Near-Surface Mounted (NSM) Shape Memory Alloys
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18-3TIRE Rapid, Safe Inspection of Water-spanning Infrastructure via Amphibious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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18-4TIRE Evaluating Using Louisiana-Sourced Lignin as Partial Replacement in Asphalt Binder and as an Antioxidant
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18-5TIRE Identification of Transportation Infrastructure at Risk Due to Sea Level Rise and Subsidence of Land in Coastal Louisiana
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17-1TIRE Advanced Modeling of Piezocone Penetration Test Using Cavity Expansion Theory and Interpretation Simulator Development
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17-2TIRE CNN Features Off-the-Shelf: Clustering and Finetune-free
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17-3TIRE Design and Investigation of a Fuel-Flexible Injection System for Low-Emission Vehicles
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17-4TIRE A Data-driven Framework for Damage Diagnosis of Coastal Bridges
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17-5TIRE Failure Prevention for Sensitized Structural Alloys Used in Coastal Transportation
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16-1TIRE Development of Alternative Composite Concrete Bridge Systems for Short and Medium Span Bridges
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16-2TIRE Easy Add-on Fuel Saver for Non-Hybrid Vehicles
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16-3TIRE Development of High Strength Super Light Weight Concrete for Transportation Infrastructures
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16-5TIRE Use of Steel Fibers for Induction Heating and Self-Healing in Asphalt Concrete
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14-1TIRE Improvements to Highway Guardrail Assemblies
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14-2TIRE Hurricane Hazard Mitigation in Traffic Light Support Structures
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