​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2017 Sweet Sixteen
High Value Research Projects

The Value of Research Task Force is pleased to announce this year's selections for the "Sweet Sixteen."    ​​States selected with a Sweet Sixteen award will be invited to give a short five-minute presentation at the Sweet Sixteen session at the 2017 AASHTO RAC/TRB Representative Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY​. 

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​​​REGION 1Connecticut DOTA Reduction in Nonfatal-Injury Motor Vehicle Crashes with Anti-icing Technology
Maine DOT Rivet Testing of Rivets Taken from Maine Truss Bridge
New York State DOT Analysis of Energy Efficient Highway Lighting Retrofits
Pennsylvania DOT Bridge Deck Cracking: Effects on In-Service Performance, Prevention, and Remediation
​​​​REGION 2Arkansas SHTDAlternative Uses for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Highway Construction in Arkansas
Georgia DOT Implementation of Automatic Sign Inventory and Pavement Condition Evaluation on Georgia's Interstate Highways
Louisiana DOTD Roller Compacted Concrete over Soil Cement under Accelerated Loading
Virginia DOT Structural Study of Cold Central Plant Recycling
REGION 3 Indiana DOTSite Selection for New Lighting Technologies
Minnesota DOT Hydraulics Inspection Vehicle Explorer (HIVE) Enhances Culvert Inspections
Missouri DOT Using Online Surveys and Facebook Ads to Solicit Customer Feedback
​Wisconsin DOT Recycled Materials Resource Center – Third Generation
REGION 4Idaho DOTState of Idaho Port of Entry Study​
Texas DOT Proactive Traffic Signal Timing and Coordination for Congestion Mitigation on Arterial Roads
Utah DOT Improving Cold In-Place Recycling of Asphalt Pavements Using Solventless Emulsion
​​Washington State DOT Earthquake Safety: Building a Flexible Bridge
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