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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.


BDV24-977-05 Validation and Application of Highway Safety Manual (HSM) (Part D) and Developing Florida Crash Modification Factors Manual, Phase 2
Summary [90KB], Final Report [2.6MB]
Posted: June 23, 2016

BDV31-977-20 Drilled Shaft Resistance Based on Diameter, Torque and Crowd (Drilling Resistance vs. Rock Strength) Phase II
Summary [97KB], Final Report [11.8MB]
Posted: June 22, 2016

Traffic Engineering and Operations
BDV24-977-07 Assessment of Sidewalk/Bicycle-Lane Gaps with Safety and Developing Statewide Pedestrian Crash Rates
Summary [91KB], Final Report [25.5MB]
Posted: June 14, 2016

BDV29-977-17 Managing Florida's Fracture Critical Bridges, Phase 2
Summary [91KB], Final Report [7.6MB]
Posted: June 13, 2016