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Project # ⇧Title ⇳Status ⇳Category ⇳Field1 ⇳Field2 ⇳
99-051 Evaluation of Polyethylene Snap Tite Pipe Liner ArchivedConstruction  
2008-035 Evaluation of RePlay Soy-Based Sealer ArchivedConstruction  
020106 Buckling Strength of Circular Tubes in Signs ArchivedDesign  
22021-2B Smart Pavement Case Study Pavement Sensors - Phase 2B ArchivedOperations & Safety  
030207 I-99 Environmental Research Study Executive Summaries CompletedMaintenance  
040107 Safety Assessment of Steel Bridge Damaged by Truck Strikes ArchivedOperations & Safety  
040114-1 Safer Driver Actions at Stop Signs ArchivedOperations & Safety  
050114 Safety Evaluation of YTPCD at Non Signalized Mid Block Crossings ArchivedOperations & Safety  
050119 Erie Bayfront Project Intermodal Integrator ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
050210 Stratification of Locally Owned Roads for Traffic Data Collection ArchivedMaintenance  
060110 Forecasting Short Term Transit Ridership Activities (T-BEST) ArchivedMultiModal  
060201 Determination of the Future Direction of the Roadway Weather Information System at PennDOT (RWIS) ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
060508 Using Spatial Tools to Analyze Crash and Roadway Data ArchivedOperations & Safety  
060801 The Impact of the Sanctioning Process on Driver Safety ArchivedOperations & Safety  
060908 ITS Evaluations and Activities ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
070202 Methods to Determine Non-Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components Task 2 - Assessment of Candidate NDT Methods ArchivedMaintenance  
070202 Methods to Determine Non-Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components Task 1 - Literature Review ArchivedMaintenance  
070202 Methods to Determine Non-Visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components Task 3 - Forensic Evaluation and Rating Methods ArchivedMaintenance  
070609 Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Effectiveness ArchivedOperations & Safety  
070802 Risk Management Strategy for Bridges and Structures ArchivedOperations & Safety  
071001 Development of a Strategic Plan to Upgrade Stations on the Keystone Corridor ArchivedOperations & Safety  
071109 Airport Pavement Management System ArchivedMultiModal  
071302 Effective Utility Accommodation ArchivedOperations & Safety  
071408 Evaluation of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Program in Pennsylvania ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
080209 Action Plan for Implementing Local Airport Hazard Zoning Ordinances ArchivedOperations & Safety  
080307 Research of Current Practices in Pavement Performance Modeling ArchivedOperations & Safety  
080503 Cost Benefit Analysis of Including Microsurfacing in Pavement Treatment Strategies and Cycle ArchivedMaintenance  
080601 Improving Mature Driver Safety Efforts ArchivedOperations & Safety  
080910 Analysis of Public Benefits for PA Rail Freight Funding ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
090107 Developing Standards and Specifications for Full Depth Pavement Reclamation CompletedDesign  
100209 Safe Routes to School Program (2014) CompletedPlanning & Policy  
100303 Longitudinal_Cracking_Final_Report CompletedMaintenance  
100402 Coatings and Treatments for Beam Ends CompletedMaintenance  
110204 Cost Benefit Analysis of Anti-Strip Additives in Hot Mix Asphalt with Various Aggregates CompletedConstruction  
110301 Feasibility of Using Email for Renewal Notices CompletedPlanning & Policy  
110407 Flexible Microsurfacing CompletedMaintenance  
110506 Computer-Based Training for Drivers License Examiners to Conduct Non-Commercial Skills Testing CompletedPlanning & Policy  
110601 Optimizing the Life Cycle of PennDOT Equipment Final Report CompletedOperations & Safety  
111001 Analysis of Staggered Apportioned Registration Renewals CompletedPlanning & Policy  
120103 Bridge Deck Cracking: Effects on In-Service Performance, Prevention, and Remediation CompletedConstruction  
120205 Archaeological Predictive Model Set CompletedPlanning & Policy  
359704 Benefits of Signal Timing Optimization and ITS Corridor Operations ArchivedOperations & Safety  
0360307 Development of Pot Bearing Standards ArchivedDesign  
0404110 Evaluation of an Alternative Offset Mechanical Splice System ArchivedMaintenance  
431036-002 Assessing the Presence and Potential Habitat for Reintroduction of Priority Freshwater Mussel Species in the Shenango River ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
ACTA Modal Integration and Mobility Plan for the Robinson / North Fayette Retail Area ArchivedMultiModal  
BRACT Bridge Rail Analysis and Crash Testing ArchivedDesign  
CMU 001 Joint Statewide Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2040 Vision Final Report CompletedPlanning & Policy  
CMU 002 Road Condition Reporting (Android cambera-based road condition monitoring system) CompletedOperations & Safety  
CMU 003 Real Time Incident Detection Using Social Media Data CompletedOperations & Safety  
CMU 004 Dynamic Network Analysis - Real-time Traffic Management for Philadelphia Metropolitan Areanew CompletedOperations & Safety  
CMU 006 Highway Corridor Transformation Research Study - Proof of Concept CompletedOperations & Safety  
DVRPC 1 Bicycle Bus Area Conflict Study ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E00228 Flashing White Light Evaluation ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E01041 WO 9 Retroreflectivity of Existing Signs in Pennsylvania ArchivedOperations & Safety  
E02978 WO 2 Winter Severity Index Development CompletedPlanning & Policy  
E03149 WO 22 Pennsylvania Joint Statewide Connected Automated Vehicle Strategic Plan CompletedOperations & Safety  
E03718 WO 1 Quarter Inch Specification ActiveMaintenance  
E04152 WO 004 MU-3 Stream Surveys - Mussels ActiveDesign  
E04202 WO 04 Stream Restoration Municipal Partnership and Standards ActivePlanning & Policy  
EO0511 WO 3 Tubular Flange Girders ArchivedConstruction  
EO3134 WO 014 District 1 - PA Flex Beam ActiveDesign  
EO3718 Approved Products for Low Volume Local Roads (2016-2021) ActivePlanning & Policy  
EO3723 WO 001 The Effect of Post-Consumer Recycled Asphalt Shingles (PCRAS) on Pavement Performance ActiveDesign  
NA Densi-Crete on a Superstructure ArchivedConstruction  
NA Maglev Robotic Welding of an i-Beam using a GMAW Gantry System ArchivedConstruction  
NA Tuf-Strand Fiber Concrete Additive ArchivedConstruction  
NA Evaluation of Crumb Rubber Modifier with Vestenamer in HMA for Anti-Rutting ArchivedDesign  
NA Evaluation of Modular Expansion Dam ArchivedDesign  
NA Post-Consumer Roofing Shingles in HMA ArchivedDesign  
NA Tarrtown Bridge Project Case Study ArchivedDesign  
NA Concrete Pavement Cracking Rehabilitation ArchivedMaintenance  
NA Overlay Field Application US 119 ArchivedMaintenance  
NA Evaluation of Prismo Imprint ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Fixed Automated Spray Technology ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA 21 Street Plasphalt Final Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Hay Terrace Plasphalt Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA Jefferson Street Plasphalt Final Report ArchivedOperations & Safety  
NA 2018 Reseach Symposium Final Report CompletedPlanning & Policy  
PIT 001 50 KSI Steel H-Pile Capacity CompletedDesign  
PIT 01 Structural Evaluation of Slab Rehabilitation by the Method of Hydrodemolition and Latex Modified Overlay CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 2 Evaluation of Bridge Cleaning Methods on Steel Structures - Final Report CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 3 Developing a Methodology to Incorporate Transit, Pedestrian and Bicycle Design Features in Highway and Bridge Projects-Final Report CompletedDesign  
PIT 4 Remote Sensing for Bridge Scour Projects PHASE II CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 004 Remote Sensing for Bridge Scour Projects PHASE III CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 005 A Rational Procedure For Rock Slope Design For Western Pennsylvania ArchivedDesign  
PIT 005 Design Guidance Manual ArchivedDesign  
PIT 05 Bridge Waterproofing Details Phase 2 CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 6 Improved Performance of Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements (JPCP) through a Better Awareness of Drying Shrinkage CompletedConstruction  
PIT 006 Repair Methods for Prestressed Girder Bridges ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 007 Freeway Ramp Management ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
PIT 008 Noninvasive Assessment of Existing Concrete CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 008 Sensing Technology for Damage Assessment of Sign Supports and Cantilever Poles ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 009 Impacts of Vanpooling ArchivedPlanning & Policy  
PIT 009A Improving Spatial Precipitation Distribution Map - Analysis for Bridge Inspections & Emergency Response CompletedMaintenance  
PIT 010 Deterioration of J-Bar Reinforcement in Abutments and Piers ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 011 Effects of Fire Damage on the Structural Properties of Steel Bridge Elements ArchivedMaintenance  
PIT 0011 Adopting a New Contrast Sensitivity Visual Screening into PennDOT's Driver Qualifications Program CompletedPlanning & Policy  
PIT 012 Premature Deterioration of Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements ArchivedConstruction  
PIT 012 Identifying Impediments and Solutions to Sidewalk Project Implementation In Pennsylvania CompletedPlanning & Policy  
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