Project Spotlight

ICT/IDOT Helps Soybean Growth Using Better Road Lighting

Published August 30, 2018

According to the Illinois Soybean Association, Illinois has been the top producing soybean state in four of the last five growing seasons. In 2017, Illinois farmers produced 10.5 million acres of soybeans with an average yield of 58 bushels per acre and a total production of 611.9 million bushels of soybeans. As one of the state’s largest agricultural commodities, soybean crops play an important role in the local, national, and international economy. Read More

Urban Heat Islands Studied within a Pavement LCA Framework

Published April 19, 2018

Urbanization has caused artificially created surfaces to replace open land and vegetation. This led the once permeable and soft surfaces to absorb and store more heat while retaining very little moisture, thus raising their surface temperatures and causing urban areas to become warmer than the surrounding rural area. This phenomenon has been called the Urban Heat Island (UHI).Read More

New Drilled-Shaft Design to Improve Safety, Save Money

Published March 19, 2018

There are thousands of bridges in the State of Illinois that connect us to where we need to go. Much of what makes these structures able to safely carry the load of your vehicle, and thousands of other cars and trucks every day, lives underground. Read More