VDOT’s Resilience Plan recognizes the impact of “shifting environmental conditions that may hamper the transportation network” and calls for two dozen actions in the areas of network monitoring, forecasting, mitigation, and adaptation to render Virginia’s network more resilient. Research Needs Statements brought forward by division representatives are prioritized by the Resilience Program Manager with input from the Environmental Division Administrator, Office of Sustainability and Resilience Director, and VTRC representatives responsible for coordinating resilience research.

Typical research topics in this area include:

  • Understanding historical flood-related road closures
  • Using flood sensors for traffic and EMS operations
  • Evaluation of nature-based solutions
  • Remote monitoring for damage due to earthquakes and flooding
  • Maintenance to increase bridge resilience

Current Resilience Projects

Last updated: July 11, 2024

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