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20-2B: Feasibility and Performance of Low-Volume Roadway Mixture Design

20-1B: Evaluation of Performance and Life-Cycle Cost of Asphalt (8/18 Specifications)

19-4B: Implementation of Semi-circular Bend (SCB) Test for QC/QA of Asphalt Mixtures

19-2B: Development of a Moisture Sensitivity Test for Asphalt Mixtures

18-5B: Evaluation of Asphalt Rubber and Reclaimed Tire Rubber in Chip Seal Applications

18-4B: Effect of Increased Asphalt Pavement Density on its Durability

17-1B: Field Implementation of Handheld FTIR Spectrometer for Polymer Content Determination and for Quality Control of RAP Mixtures

17-4B: Development of a 4.75-mm (No. 4) NMS Mixture

16-4B: Evaluation of Non-SBS Modified Binders using the Multiple Stress Creep Recovery Test

15-1B: Evaluation of Crumb Rubber Modification of Louisiana Mixtures

14-1B: Effects of Temperature Segregation on the Volumetric and Mechanistic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures


20-2C: Using the Portable XRF to Identify/Verify Field Material Properties

20-1C: Evaluation of the Miniature Concrete Prism Test (MCPT) for use in DOTD

18-6C: Influence of Internal Curing on Measured Resistivity

17-1C: Effect of Clay Content on Alkali-Carbonate Reactive (ACR) Dolomitic Limestone

16-1C: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tagging for Material Tracking and Future Asset Management

14-5C: DOTD Support for UTC Project: Development of Rapid PCC Pavement Repair Materials and Construction Techniques

14-4C: Evaluation of Bonded Concrete Overlays over Asphalt under Accelerated Loading


20-2GT: Instrumentation and Modeling of Geosynthetic Load Transfer Platform Performance

20-1GT: Literature Search on Use of Plastic Pipes in Highway Engineering for DOTD’s Needs

19-2GT: Quality Control/Assurance on Base Course and Embankment with the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

19-1GT: Maintenance of Roadway Edge Drop-Off Utilizing Readily Available Materials

18-4GT: Geotechnical Asset Management for Louisiana

17-2GT: Update the Pile Design by CPT Software to Incorporate Newly Developed Pile-CPT Methods and Other Design Features

16-1GT: Geotechnical Design Manual

16-6GT: Incorporating the Site Variability and Laboratory/ In-situ Testing Variability of Soil Properties in Geotechnical Engineering Design

13-3GT: Finite Element Analysis of the Lateral Load Test on Battered Pile Group at I-10 Twin Span Bridge

11-1GT: In-situ Evaluation of Design Parameters and Procedures for Cementitiously Treated Weak Subgrades using Cyclic Plate Load Tests


19-2P: Mechanistic Characterization of Asphalt Overlays for Pavement Rehabilitation and Preservation Using Pavement ME Approach

19-1P: Application of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Approach into RCC Pavement Thickness Design

18-4P: Cost-Effective Detection and Repair of Moisture Damage in Pavements

18-2P: Mitigating Joint Reflective Cracks using Stone Interlayers: Case Study on Louisiana Highway 5, Desoto Parish

18-1P: Exploration of Drone and Remote Sensing Technologies in Highway Embankment Monitoring and Management (Phase I)

16-2P: Transportation Infrastructure Asset Damage Cost Recovery Correlated with Shale Oil/Gas Recovery Operations in Louisiana

16-5P: Pavement Service Life Extension Due to Asphalt Surface Treatment Interlayer

16-6P: Quality Management of Cracking Distress Survey in Flexible Pavements using LTRC Digital Highway Data Vehicle

Pooled Fund/UTC

19-3PF: Synthesis on the Best Practices for State DOTs to Determine Project Delivery Time, Project Management,and Ratio of Consultant to In-House Design

19-1PF: Synthesis on Documenting and Tracking Research Implementation

14-5PF: Design and Analysis Procedures for Asphalt Mixtures Containing High RAP Contents and/or RAS

16-1PF: Development of a Guidebook for Determining the Value of Research Results


19-5SA: Young Driver Crashes in Louisiana: Understanding the Contributing Factors to Decrease the Numbers

19-4SA: Impact of Centerline Rumble Strips and Shoulder Rumble Strips on all Roadway Departure Crashes in Louisiana Two-Lane Highways

19-3SA: Pedestrians and Bicyclists Count, Phase 2: Implementing and Applying Multimodal Demand Data

19-1SA: Evaluation of Counting Device for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

18-5SA: Evaluating Pedestrian Crossings on High Speed Urban Arterials

18-4SA: Intersection on Horizontal Curves: Problems and Potential Solutions

18-2SA: Louisiana’s Alcohol-Impaired Driving Problem: An Analysis of Crash and Cultural Factors

Special Studies

20-1SS: The Future of the Louisiana Waterways Transportation System: A System Analysis and Plan to Move Commerce by Water

19-5SS: Assessing the Economic Benefits of the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Development (TIMED) Program

19-4SS: The Impact of the Louisiana Rail Infrastructure: A System Analysis and Plan

19-3SS: Exploring Non-Traditional Methods of Obtaining Vehicle Volumes

19-2SS: Determining Louisiana’s Roundabout Capacity

18-6SS: An Assessment of DOTD’s Consultant Plan Development and Performance Rating Process

18-4SS: ITE Trip Generation Modification Factors for Louisiana

18-3SS: Evaluation of DOTD’s Existing Queue Estimation Procedures

17-5SS: Development of Guidelines for Ramp Metering Implementation and Performance Evaluation on I-12

17-4SS: Dredging Louisiana’s Navigable Waterways: a Statewide Systematic Approach to Meeting Dredging Needs

17-3SS: Hurricane Evacuation Modeling Package

16-5SS: Diverted Traffic Measurement

15-2SS: Cost and Time Benefits for Using Subsurface Utility Engineering in Louisiana

14-5SS: LTRC Project Management and Tracking System Enhancement

10-6SS: Establishing an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Lab at LTRC Phase II


20-2ST: Skew Detection System Replacement of Vertical Lift Bridges (Phase I)

20-1ST: Developing the Load Distribution Formula for Louisiana Culverts

18-4ST: Load Rating of Existing Continuous Stringers on Louisiana's Bridges

15-3ST: Rehabilitation of Deteriorated Timber Piles using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites

16-1ST: Retrofit of Existing Statewide Louisiana Safety Walk Bridge Barrier Railing Systems

16-4ST: Over Height Impact Avoidance and Incident Detection System

14-1ST: Evaluating Louisiana New Deck Continuity Detail for Precast Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges