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Research Center

Office Manager
Darryll Dockstader
Research Center Manager

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4615
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Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals
Environmental Suitability of Weathering Steel Structures in Florida
Optimized Mobile Retroreflectivity Unit (MRU) Data Processing Algorithms
Empirical Deck for Phased Construction and Widening
Managing Fracture Critical Bridges
Understanding Raveling


The Research Center oversees the Florida Department of Transportation's research program and contracts with state universities and other research service providers to conduct research in all areas of transportation. The Research Center also participates in pooled fund studies with other state transportation agencies and contributes to national studies on subjects of benefit to Florida. FDOT's research program contributes to increasing the safety, reliability, capacity, and efficiency of Florida's transportation system.

The most recently completed research project final reports are listed below. Find all active and completed projects using our search engine.


Public Transportation
BDV25-977-11 A Pilot Study for Preventing Incorrect Turns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Summary [86KB], Final Report [10.4MB]
Posted: February 16, 2018

Transportation Data and Analytics
BDV30-977-20 Civil Engineering Support for the Traffic Monitoring Program (June 2017 - November 2017)
Final Report [3.6MB]
Posted: February 14, 2018

Structures Design
BDV31-977-15 Replaceable Unbonded Tendons for Post Tensioned Bridges - Phase II
Summary [75KB], Final Report [33.8MB]
Posted: February 12, 2018

BDV31-977-64 Use of Infrared Thermography for the Inspection of Welds in the Shop and Field
Summary [118KB], Final Report [24.3MB]
Posted: February 7, 2018