Research Projects Page

Completed Research Reports

The reports posted on this page are from research projects in which MDOT SHA was the primary sponsor and State Planning and Research (SPR) Part 2 funds were utilized. Electronic copies of research reports completed since 2000 are available. Final reports are organized by subject area and can be downloaded in PDF format.

Click on a subject area to access a list of published reports for that topic. If you are unsure which subject area a specific report is filed under please use the search tool below.

For information on reports provided on this page, contact the Research Division at research@mdot.maryland.gov

Research Request for Proposals

The MDOT SHA conducts an annual request for proposals based on priority research topics. If you are a researcher at a Maryland Institution of Higher Education in Civil Engineering or another transportation related field and would like to be added to the distribution list, please email your name, title, university affiliation, and email address to research@mdot.maryland.gov.  

The e-mail account is staffed Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can expect a response within one business day.

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Project TitleProject NoReportsReport Date
Understanding the Effects of Slope Ratio, Straw Mulching, and Compost Addition to Topsoil to Establish Permanent Vegetation and Reduce Nutrient Runoff SP709B4PFinal Report [PDF - 1014 KB]6/1/2020
Understanding the Effects of Slope Ratio, Straw Mulching, and Compost Addition to Topsoil to Establish Permanent Vegetation and Reduce Nutrient RunoffSP709B4PSummary [PDF - 112 KB]6/1/2020
Identification of Low Growing, Salt Tolerant Turfgrass Species Suitable for Use along Highway Right of Way – Field TrialsSP709B4CSummary [PDF - 367 KB]12/19/2019
Identification of Low Growing, Salt Tolerant Turfgrass Species Suitable for Use along Highway Right of Way – Field TrialsSP709B4CFinal Report [PDF - 2045 KB]12/18/2019
Evaluating Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) Techniques to Improve Pollinator HabitatSP709B4BFinal Report [PDF - 2515 KB]8/7/2019
Evaluating Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) Techniques to Improve Pollinator HabitatSP709B4BSummary [PDF - 332 KB]8/7/2019
Use of Compost for Permanent Vegetation Establishment and Erosion ControlSP609B4CFinal Report [PDF - 5745 KB]5/10/2019
Use of Compost for Permanent Vegetation Establishment and Erosion ControlSP609B4CSummary [PDF - 115 KB]5/10/2019
Identification of Low Growing, Salt Tolerant Turfgrass Species Suitable for Use along Highway Right of WaySP509B4EFinal Report [PDF - 10784 KB]11/15/2016
Identification of Low Growing, Salt Tolerant Turfgrass Species Suitable for Use along Highway Right of WaySP509B4ESummary [PDF - 134 KB]11/15/2016
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