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Projects are considered to be in progress once sufficient funding has been secured to cover all costs associated with the conduct of the project.

The projects currently in progress are listed below and information about each project is available by clicking on its title. 

Once a project is completed, it is transitioned into a publication, and made available through TAC's Bookstore

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Newly constructed or rehabilitated bridges are frequently surfaced with hot mix asphalt (HMA); however, achieving high quality asphalt mats on bridges presents many challenges.  To prevent damage to the bridge, vibratory compaction is usually not permitted...

Stabilization of poor soils is a common practice used by many Canadian agencies during road construction.  There are numerous stabilization products available on the market, typically divided into three categories:  physical, chemical, and biological...

The load-carrying capacity of the roadway system depends upon highway structures, such as bridges and pavements. Bridge design considers various loading combinations the structure may carry during its service life such as dead load (weight of the bridge), live...

Road transportation technology is entering into a new era. Building on the decades-old foundation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), rapid advances in connectivity, automation, artificial intelligence and sensing...

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada (MUTCDC) is a flagship document for the Transportation Association of Canada and one of the most important documents for Canadian traffic engineering practitioners. It offers guidance on traffic control...

There is strong interest and need among TAC members in more formalized and easily accessible road safety training.

Approaches to road safety have broadened from a pragmatic understanding (i.e. based on historic collision patterns and meeting of design...

Public agencies across Canada are developing processes and methodologies to evaluate and prioritize investments and optimize performance outcomes with available funds. There has been a convergent evolution of practices in performance-based decision making across...

Canadian roadways provide for the movement of people, goods and services through rural and urban spaces. The location, design and operation of roads can be highly influential to the character, function and livability of adjacent communities and land uses. In...