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Past case study looked at converting one-way streets to two-way in Des Moines

November 08, 2017

A 2006 case study looked at changing Des Moines business district streets from one-way to two-way.

The study is titled "Converting CBD Roadways from One-Way to Two-Way Traffic Flow: A Case Study for the City of Des Moines."

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Ultra-high performance concrete and bridge infrastructure go hand-in-hand, according to recent research

October 10, 2017

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the average bridge in the United States is 43 years old.

With an intended design service life of 50 years, a large number of the nation’s bridges are already considered to be ...

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On May 4, at Iowa State, Sri Sritharan (center) leads a workshop and laboratory visit on the topic of UHPC for bridge applications.

Winter Is Coming. What If Roads And Runways Could De-Ice Themselves?

October 02, 2017

A news story about heated roads and runways from public radio station WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed nationally by National Public Radio features a researcher from one of the programs at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University.

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Halil Ceylan

Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

July 24, 2017

Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways

It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers ...

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The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center is a member of the ISU Institute of Transportation.

Researchers seeking new way for counties to recycle gravel on roads

July 21, 2017

When water receded from the massive 2011 Missouri River flood, Pottawattamie County gravel roads were buried in loess silt, the fine-grain soil of western Iowa’s scenic Loess Hills.

To reopen the rural roads, the county wanted ...

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ISU researchers Cheng Li (left) and Jeramy Ashlock

Full-depth reclamation with cement publication now online

May 12, 2017

A new guide about a sustainable engineering technology in pavement rehabilitation has been published by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University.

The “Guide to Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) with ...

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FDR manual

Erica Mack represents ISU and civil engineering department at annual Capitol event

April 05, 2017

It’s all about a smooth path moving forward. And luckily for Erica Mack, her research is in concrete permeability and durability testing.

Mack, a senior in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at ...

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Erica Mack at Research in the Capitol

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

March 29, 2017

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State University engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport.

They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And so far this winter, ...

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Halil Ceylan

MTC Research Spotlight: Implementation of Transportation Asset Management in Grandview, Missouri

March 16, 2017

The successful implementation of transportation asset management (TAM) by local governments facilitates the optimization of limited resources. In fact, the use of a data-driven TAM program can help to identify and prioritize needs, identify and ...

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