Research Projects and Reports
The Research Office administers transportation research projects on behalf of TDOT through the State Planning and Research Program. This page provides general information about projects including summaries and final report links as they become available.
Active projects cover five topic areas: administration, construction and structures, environment and planning, pavement and maintenance, and traffic and safety. Previous projects are placed into categories based on the division in which they cover at TDOT. Project final reports are included here. Most follow the Research Office's templates or guidelines for reports; exceptions include the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which publishes its research separately. USGS publications are provided once they are approved by their publishers.
Use the topic area drop down to easily search by topic. You can also use the search function to look for a specific project, or you can use the arrows next to the column names to organize them from A-Z or by number.
APSU - Austin Peay State University
ETSU - East Tennessee State University
LU - Lipscomb University
MTSU - Middle Tennessee State University
TSU - Tennessee State University
TTU - Tennessee Technical University
UOM - University of Memphis
USGS - United State Geological Survey
UTC - University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
UTK - University of Tennessee -Knoxville
VU - Vanderbilt University