Research Activities: 2001

Highway/Rail Crossing Project Selection




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Matching Research Agency

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Principal Investigator

Mohammad Qureshi
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Department
110 Butler-Carlton Hall
1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409-0030

Student Involvement

(1) one graduate student

Project Objective

The objectives of this study are to determine the best method/process for selecting highway/rail crossings projects in Missouri. The best procedure will then be documented for application. The second is to identify promising new crossing treatments that can be applied in Missouri.

Project Abstract

This project will provide a resource center available for use by local officials throughout the state of Missouri in identifying the new treatments that would be most promising for application in Missouri.


Task Description

1. Review literature -- research and practice. 2. Assess practice in other states. 3. Develop set of evaluation criteria for selection procedures. 4. Propose most promising selection procedure. 5. Evaluate data requirements and collection practices. 6. Determine potential new treatments for problem locations. 7. Develop/adapt/package procedure for MoDOT to follow.

Anticipated Benefits

Prepare final report with procedure to select sites for improvement and appropriate new treatments for Missouri.

Modal Orientation



Project Start Date:04/01/2002
Project End Date:12/31/2004

Relationship to other Research/Projects


Technology Transfer Activities

Training, newsletter, resource center

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Retrofitting, flexural members and load capacity