Small Projects

Passing Zone Behavior and Sight Distance on Rural Highways


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PI: Nathan Belz (UAF), npbelz@alaska.edu
Dates: 01/16/2015 – 06/15/2016

In 2008, more than 27 percent of fatal crashes occurred at horizontal curves. Due to the predominance of horizontal curves on typical rural roads, a higher percentage of fatal curve-related crashes occur on rural roads, particularly on two-lane roadways in rural areas; fatality rates on rural roads are typically more than twice the rate than on urban roads. Of all fatal crashes that occur on two-lane rural highways, about 20% are head on collisions with passing being the main cause of this type of crash. Read More

Safety Evaluation of Statewide Off-Highway Vehicle Use in Alaska


University: , ,

PI: Nathan Belz (UAF), npbelz@alaska.edu

AMOUNT & MATCH: $60,000 from PacTrans; $90,000 from AK DOT&PF

DATES: 12/15/2016 – 1/31/2018

STATUS: Active Read More

Understanding Truck Parking Behavior and Choice of Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators: Impacts on Roadway Safety


University: , ,

PI: Salvador Hernandez (OSU), sal.hernandez@oregonstate.edu

AMOUNT & MATCH: $35,000 from PacTrans; $35,000 from ODOT

DATES: 12/15/2016 – 1/31/2018

STATUS: Active Read More

Analytical Tools for Resilience of Lifeline Highway Bridges to Tsunami Events


University: , ,

PI: Michael H. Scott (OSU), michael.scott@oregonstate.edu

AMOUNT & MATCH: $35,000 from PacTrans; $35,000 from ODOT

DATES: 12/15/2016 – 1/31/2018

STATUS: Active Read More

Improving Safety on Highway Work-zones by Real-time Tracking of Operation and Equipment Status


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PI: John Gambatese (OSU), john.gambatese@oregonstate.edu

Co PIs: Joseph Louis

AMOUNT & MATCH: $35,000 from PacTrans; $35,000 from Salary Match

DATES: 12/15/2016 – 1/31/2018

STATUS: Active Read More

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