Transportation Data, Road Chip Seal Surveys Requesting Township Input

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Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) - in cooperation with the Ohio Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) - is conducting two studies on which they're requesting township input. The first (deadline extended to June 22) is Asset Management Practices by Local Public Agencies in Ohio, and the second (deadline: June 21) is The Use of Chip Seal Interlayer for Local Roads. Find more information and the survey links below!

  • Asset Management Practices by Local Public Agencies in Ohio
    • The main objective of this study is to document the current methods used by local public agencies (LPAs) in Ohio for collecting, storing, analyzing, and using the transportation asset data as well as the associated costs.

      As part of this study, a survey was developed to gather information from LPAs in Ohio about their current practices for asset management. The following types of assets are covered in this survey: pavements, bridges, hydraulic structures and systems (culverts, storm water management system, or roadside and non-roadside ditches), traffic control and safety devices (traffic signals, traffic signs, pavement markings, street lighting, or curb ramps), and utility assets (water supply system, sanitary collection system, or electric power services).

      This survey is being sent to local public agencies throughout Ohio. Your cooperation in completing the survey will ensure the success of this study. To view and complete the survey, please click on the following link:

      https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCOvpOx31Q8Msm2

    • The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete, and will be available through June 15, 2021. Please feel free to share this link with colleagues in Ohio LPAs who are in charge of transportation asset management.

      If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ala Abbas of the University of Akron at abbas@uakron.edu. Additional materials you would like to provide to supplement your survey response may be emailed directly to Dr. Abbas. Your input is critical to the success of this study. Thank you very much for your time and expertise.     

      Ohio’s Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL)
      1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
      614-466-3029/614-644-813

  • The Use of Chip Seal Interlayer for Local Roads
    • The main objective of this study is to document current state-of-practices for using chip seal interlayer by local public agencies (LPAs) in Ohio to control reflection cracking in asphalt overlays.

      As part of this study, a survey was developed to gather information and seek details from local public agencies in Ohio about their current practices for using chip seal interlayer (chip seal layer installed before placing an asphalt overlay) to control reflection cracking.

      This survey is being sent to local public agencies throughout Ohio. Your cooperation in completing the survey will ensure the success of this study.To view and complete the survey, please click on the following link:

      https://artsciuc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRJisHUrruiFDkW

      Please complete and submit the survey and forward this email to any other appropriate person in your agency. The survey will be available through June 21st, 2021. Please submit your responses by that date. If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigator for this study, Dr. Munir D. Nazzal of the University of Cincinnati, at Munir.nazzal@uc.edu or 513-556-3736. Additional materials you would like to provide to supplement your survey response may be emailed directly to Dr. Nazzal. Your input is critical to the success of this study. Thank you very much for your time and expertise.

      Ohio’s Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL)
      1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
      614-466-3029/614-644-813