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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


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.


Traffic Engineering and Operations
BDR74-977-06 Development of Delineator Material/Impact Testing Specific to Managed Lane Use for Optimization of Service Life
Summary [83KB], Final Report [3.5MB]
Posted: August 23, 2016

BDV30-977-07 Implementation of the 2013 AASHTO Manual for Bridge Element Inspection
Summary [82KB], Final Report [9.6MB]
Posted: August 8, 2016

BDV25-977-09 Optimizing the Use of the Thermal Integrity System for Evaluating Auger-Cast Piles
Summary [87KB], Final Report [27MB]
Posted: August 5, 2016

BDV25-977-08 Field Device to Measure Viscosity, Density, and Other Slurry Properties in Drilled Shafts
Summary [111KB], Final Report [21.3MB]
Posted: August 4, 2016