Today's highways are the primary component of the surface transportation system, but modern challenges include heavier traffic volume, increasingly multi-modal traffic, and shrinking maintenance and construction budgets. Nebraska boasts over 480 miles of interstate, with a total of seven national highways that run north-south across the state. These busy routes experience a high volume of heavy trucks traveling the highways alongside passenger vehicles. Ways to improve safety and find cost-effective maintenance and construction solutions are essential to NTC research and the well-being of the regional economy.

NTC researchers have worked on several projects supported by the Federal Highway Administration to improve the materials and methods employed to maintain and expand the nation's highways. The nationally-recognized Midwest Roadside Safety Facility has developed safety features that have been adopted alongside highways nationwide. From advanced guardrail terminals to concrete bridge rails, these innovations have saved the lives of countless drivers.


Researchers Email Phone
Berryman, Charles cberryman1@unlnotes.unl.edu 402-472-0098
Coen-Brown, Karen kcoenbrown3@unl.edu 402-472-4507
Jones, Elizabeth ejones1@unl.edu 402-554-3869
Khattak, Aemal akhattak2@unl.edu 402-472-8126
Moussavi, Massoum mmousavi2@unl.edu 402-554-3414
Rilett, Laurence lrilett2@unl.edu 402-472-1992
Schurr, Karen kschurr1@unl.edu 402-472-2233
Sharma, Anuj asharma3@unl.edu 402-472-6391


Project Principal Investigator Sponsor
Foundation Design for High Tension Cable Guardrails Rohde, John Midwest States APT Pooled Fund Program
Foundation Design for High Tension Cable Guardrails Rohde, John Mid-America Transportation Center
Impact of Trucks on Signalized Intersections Jones, Elizabeth Mid-America Transportation Center
Investigation of Factors Associated with Truck Crash Severity in Nebraska Khattak, Aemal Mid-America Transportation Center
Development os a Socketed Foundation for Cable Barrier Posts - Phase 1 Rohde, John Mid-America Transportation Center
Development of Advanced Finite Element Material Models for Cable Barrier Wire Rope Reid, John Mid-America Transportation Center
Impact of Truck Loading on Design and Analysis of Asphaltic Pavement Structures Kim, Yong Rak Mid-America Transportation Center
Decision Tool for Work Zone Control Schurr, Karen Nebraska Department of Roads
Safety Investigation and Guidance for Work-Zone Devices in Freight Transportation Systems Subjected to Passenger Car and Truck Impacts with New Crash Standards Faller, Ronald Dicke Tool Company
Safety Investigation and Guidance for Work-Zone Devices in Freight Transportation Systems Subjected to Passenger Car and Truck Impacts with New Crash Standards Faller, Ronald Mid-America Transportation Center
NDOR Evaluation of the Potential for Using Video from Roadway Monitoring Cameras to Supplement Traffic Data Collection Jones, Elizabeth Nebraska Department of Roads
NDOR Effectiveness Study on Temporary Pavement Marking Removal Methods Cho, Yong Kwon Nebraska Department of Roads
NDOR MSE Wall Condition Rating System Jensen, Wayne Nebraska Department of Roads