Project Spotlight

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

ICT and IDOT Projects Develop Accelerated Experimental Procedure to Assess Aggregate Properties

Published February 19, 2016

Aggregate properties have an impact on several aspects of asphalt pavement performance. One of the most important performance parameters of aggregate properties is frictional (skid) resistance, which is a factor in travel safety. Aggregates must also be tough and abrasion resistant to prevent crushing, degradation, and disintegration during production, transportation, and construction.Read More

ICT Research Identifies Improved Models for IDOT to Perform Condition Rating Survey Analysis

Published February 19, 2016

Pavement management systems (PMS) assist decision makers in finding effective strategies for constructing, maintaining, and rehabilitating serviceable pavements over a given period of time for the least cost. Performance prediction models are an essential component of a PMS; they provide life expectancy estimates for pavements through cradle-to-grave monitoring of road conditions.Read More