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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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Novel Coatings of Steel
Fog Evaluation
Automated Testing Tools
Roadway Sampling Evaluation
Improving Recycling
Aging Road User Study
On-Board Sound Intensity Study


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.


BDV29 977-07 Extraction of Basic Roadway Information for Non-State Roads in Florida
Summary [310KB], Final Report [2.9MB]
Posted: July 31, 2015

BDV25 977-03 Distribution of Chloride, pH, Resistivity, and Sulfate Levels in Backfill for Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Walls and Implications for Corrosion Testing
Summary [1MB], Final Report [6.1MB]
Posted: June 12, 2015

Traffic Engineering and Operations
BDY17 Health Care Providers and Older Adult Service Organizations to Assist in the Prevention and Early Recognition of Florida's At-Risk Drivers
Summary [468KB], Final Report [2.7MB]
Posted: June 10, 2015

BDV31 977-10 Development of Standard Operating Procedure for Analysis of Ammonia Concentration in Coal Fly Ash
Summary [682KB], Final Report [1.1MB]
Posted: June 9, 2015