Project Spotlight

Guidelines Developed for Hot-Poured Crack Sealant Treatments

Published July 1, 2016

Crack sealing is a cost-effective, preventive maintenance method that helps extend the service life of pavements by preventing liquid and solid materials from penetrating the pavement system. Depending on the temperature of the sealing material at the time it is applied, sealants are classified as either “cold-pour” or “hot-pour.” When properly selected and installed, sealants have the ability to extend the service life of pavements from three to five years.Read More

Wide-Base Tires Have Positive Impact on Environment and Industry

Published May 1, 2016

ICT researchers strive to facilitate the development and timely implementation of cost-effective technologies that improve safety, durability, and reliability; reduce congestion and environmental impact; optimize the life and use of the transportation infrastructure; and maximize the return on taxpayer dollars.Read More

ICT Researchers Recommend Best Strategies for IDOT Effectiveness in Meeting Real-Time Information Dissemination Requirements

Published May 1, 2016

New federal requirements mandate that states establish a system for disseminating travel times, lane closures related to traffic incidents, lane- and road-closing construction, and road weather conditions to drivers in real time along interstates and key routes within a state. In addition, the information must be available 90% of the time and have an 85% rate of accuracy.Read More