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24-1B: Sustainability through Development of Life Cycle Information Models for Pavements in Louisiana

23-4B: Literature Review of IDEAL-CT and IDEAL-RT Test Methods for Balanced Mixed Design

23-2B: Evaluation of Non-Destructive Test Pilot Projects

23-1B: Effect of Fillers on the Moisture Resistance and Performance of HMA

22-1B: Evaluation of Saturates/Aromatics/Resins/ Asphaltenes (SARA) Fractionation of Asphalt Binders in Louisiana

21-5B: Improvement of Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Performance and Durability through Materials, Design, and Maintenance

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

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


22-2C: Optimizing Aggregate Gradation to Reduce Concrete’s Permeability

22-1C: Influence of Internal Curing on Concrete’s Permeability in Simulated Field Conditions

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


24-3GT: Statewide Calibration of CPT Direct Design Methods Using Static Load Test Data

24-1GT: Evaluation and Incorporation of Site and Laboratory Variability into LRFD Design of Pile Foundations—Phase 2

24-2GT: Web-based Tool to Advance Geotechnical Data Interchange and Reliability-based Site Characterization

23-2GT: Field Evaluation of Geophysical Applications for DOTD

23-1GT: LiDAR for Geotechnical Applications

21-2GT: Geotechnical Database, Phase IV

21-1GT: Internal Friction Angle of Sands with High Fines Content

20-3GT: Development of a Design Methodology for Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavement using Finite Element Numerical Modeling

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


24-1P: Evaluation of Louisiana Maintenance and Rehabilitation Treatment Decision Matrix for Cost-Effective and Timely Pavement Preservation

24-2P: Develop a Methodology for Pavement Drainage System Rating

22-1P: Performance Index Rating and Maintenance Cost Assignment for Ramps, Acceleration Lanes, and Deceleration Lanes in Louisiana

20-4P: Assessment of DOTD’s Friction Aggregate Sources through Laboratory and Accelerated Testing

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

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


24-1SA: Ground-in Edge and Centerline Rumble Strip/Rumble Stripe Evaluation and Best Practices

24-2SA: Older Road Users Safety in Louisiana: Understanding the Crash Contributing Factors

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

Special Studies

24-4SS: Improved Signalized Intersection Performance using Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

24-3SS: Evaluating Practical Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Traffic Incident Response and Management

24-2SS: Trip Generation for Various Sites

23-8SS: Best Practices for Maintenance of Control Access Fencing

23-5SS: Improved Incident Response through Coordinated, Interoperable Communications

23-4SS: Statewide Non-Motorized Traffic Monitoring Study

23-3SS: Estimating HCM Default Parameters for Louisiana

23-1SS: Safety and Traffic Operations at Cloverleaf Interchanges

22-4SS: Economic Impact of Access Management Treatments

22-3SS: Testing the Hurricane Evacuation Modeling Package (HEMP)

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

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


22-3ST: Evaluation of Embedded Pile Resistance of Scour Critical Bridges

22-2ST: Skew Detection System Replacement on Vertical Lift Bridges (Phase II)