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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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Managing Fracture Critical Bridges
Understanding Raveling
Driving Simulator Studies of the Effectiveness of Countermeasures to Prevent Wrong Way Crashes
Evaluation of Logistics Led Economic Development
TSM&O for Alternative Intersections
Improving Pavement Joints
Novel Coatings of Steel

NOTE: On Friday, October 7, 2016 (after 7:00 p.m. EDT), the web address for the FDOT Research Center will change from www.fdot.gov/research to www.fdot.gov/research.


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.


BDV31-977-32 Feasibility of Atomic and Molecular Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) to In-Situ Determination of Chlorine in Concrete
Summary [89KB], Final Report [11.7MB]
Posted: October 21, 2016

BDV31-977-16 Pendulum Impact Testing of Metallic, Non-Metallic, and Hybrid Sign Posts, Phase II
Summary [1MB], Final Report [19.2MB]
Posted: October 3, 2016

BDV32-977-06 Surveying Florida MPO Readiness to Incorporate Innovative Technologies into Long Range Transportation Plans
Summary [1.5MB], Final Report [6.5MB]
Posted: September 29, 2016

BDV31-977-40 Alternative Contracting Research
Summary [87KB], Final Report [3.9MB]
Posted: September 22, 2016