Research Spotlight

The Research Spotlight focuses on transportation research — recently completed or underway at NJDOT — to improve the safety, mobility and accessibility of the state’s residents, workforce,  businesses and visitors.  Spotlight examples also highlight research and implementation activities devoted to enhancing the quality and cost effectiveness of the policies, practices, standards and specifications required to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure.
Evaluating New Jersey’s Use of Raised Pavement Markers for Roadway Safety

Evaluating New Jersey’s Use of Raised Pavement Markers for Roadway Safety

In the United States, data has shown that more than a third of fatal crashes on two-lane undivided highways and 27 percent of fatal ...
New Protocol for Accepting Over-Coating Paint on Steel

New Protocol for Accepting Over-Coating Paint on Steel

The Research Advisory Committee of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected an NJDOT ...
Local Access Management Regulations

Local Access Management Regulations

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is responsible for administering an access management policy for the state ...
Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Asphalt Pavement Preservation at Construction and Use Stages Using Life Cycle Assessment

Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Asphalt Pavement Preservation at Construction and Use Stages Using Life Cycle Assessment

A recent study found that pavement preservation techniques can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to savings for both ...
The Use of Porous Concrete for Sidewalks

The Use of Porous Concrete for Sidewalks

A 2018 NJDOT report explored the use of porous concrete for sidewalks and its effectiveness to mitigate stormwater runoff. ...
Identifying High Risk Bridges in New Jersey

Identifying High Risk Bridges in New Jersey

A team of researchers from NJIT improved methods to identify high risk bridges in the state to facilitate prioritization for repair ...