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Three papers outline new ways to look at interchange safety

Faculty members and students from the University of Missouri Civil and Environmental Engineering Department recently published three papers in the Transportation Research Record, the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, on the safety of innovative roadway interchange designs, particularly Diverging Diamond Interchanges (DDIs).

AASHTO names diverging diamond interchange project to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

A team of University of Missouri researchers recently saw its research on diverging diamond interchanges named one of 2015’s “Sweet Sixteen” High Value Research Projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee.

Transportation inspiration

Whether gathering data in the field or analyzing it in the lab, MU’s civil engineering’s transportation research team works to make our mobile lives smarter, safer and more economical.

Grad student repeats winning performance

For the second consecutive year, MU civil and environmental engineering graduate student Boris Claros came out on top in the 2014 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) student essay competition.

Novel intersection treatment scrutinized

In an effort to increase motorist safety and traffic-flow efficiency, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has implemented some novel intersection treatments on the state’s roadways. Two of these designs have been selected for implementation on roadways in or near Columbia.

First place poster tests ITS effectiveness

A civil engineering graduate student’s first place poster examined the effectiveness of using intelligent transportation systems in work zones along interstates in the St. Louis area.

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