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Alternative Methods of Flexible Base Compaction Acceptance

Description: "This report summarizes the concerns expressed with the current Texas Department of Transportation(TxDOT) methods, presents approaches some TxDOT districts have taken to overcome problems, and summarizes the current status of other agencies' efforts at mechanistic based acceptance for flexible base. Also this report presents results and findings from a full-scale compaction experiment."
Date: May 2012
Creator: Sebesta, Stephen; Taylor, Ross & Frazier, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of bending and heat on the ductility and fracture toughness of flange plate

Description: "This report documents the findings of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)sponsored research project that investigated the possible causes of the cracking and developed recommendations to prevent the occurrence of such cracking."
Date: May 2012
Creator: Keating, Peter B. & Christian, Lee C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Benefits of Public Roadside Safety Rest Areas in Texas : technical report

Description: Report regarding efforts to develop a benefit-cost analysis methodology for safety rest areas in Texas and to demonstrate its application in select corridors throughout the state. This project also considers approaches to developing rest areas that could reduce costs to the public.
Date: May 2011
Creator: Carson, Jodi L.; Pezoldt, Val J.; Koncz, Nicholas A., 1964- & Obeng-Boampong, Kwaku Oduro, 1977-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Synthesis and study of the roadside vegetation establishment process

Description: "In this report the researchers try to provide a more diverse set of tools and options for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) personnel that will help ensure timely vegetation establishment to meet Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) regulatory requirements, minimize project delays, and help reduce long-term costs in vegetation development and management."
Date: May 2011
Creator: Storey, Beverly J.; Schutt, James R.; McFalls, Jett A.; Jones, Kim D.; Garza, Abel P.; Gaus, Teresa A. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Work zone positive protection guidelines

Description: "In this report the goal of the project was to develop implementation guidance that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) can use to make better decisions regarding when and where to use positive protection in work zones and when to consider exposure control and other traffic control measures that could improve work zone safety."
Date: May 2011
Creator: Ullman, Gerald L.; Iragavarapu, Vichika & Sun, Dahzi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department