Implementation activities for the Wisconsin Highway Research Program
Wisconsin Highway Research Program
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The Wisconsin Highway Research Program (WHRP) Steering Committee commissioned an implementation pilot program in 2006 to facilitate the incorporation of research results into the programs, standards, and processes of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The program had two main objectives, the first of which was to provide additional funding for each WHRP Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) that allowed researchers to work with WisDOT in providing technology transfer presentations and developing draft specification language or design/construction guidance based on the results of the initial research project. The second objective was to identify processes and committees responsible for initiating changes that integrated research results into the standard practice. To support these implementation activities, the WHRP Steering Committee approved $60,000 in funding, with the intent to distribute evenly amongst the four TOCs to promote implementation of completed research projects that showed promising results.