The CTDOT Research unit conducts, supports, and promotes research and development activities that employ new ideas and innovative technology to address Department needs and serve the Department’s mission.

The Research unit collaborates with other research affiliates to discover and develop new implementable products for improving the transportation system.

Office of Policy and Strategic Planning

Bureau of Policy and Planning
Connecticut Department of Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: (860) 594-2144


  • Take advantage of the AASHTO TC3 trainings made available by the Research Section!  TC3 on-line training courses are available in the categories of construction, materials, maintenance, traffic and safety, pavement preservation and employee development. CTDOT personnel can access the training 24/7, start and stop sessions to fit their schedules, as well as print personalized certificates. The registration process is easy to follow.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled the Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026.  This Strategic Plan outlines the goals and objectives of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 to 2026, superseding the prior FHWA Strategic Plan. This Plan was developed to align FHWA efforts with the FY 2022 to 2026 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Strategic Plan and reflects the priorities of Agency leadership.


Active Research Projects

                  Connecticut Research-in-Progress Projects
Completed Research Projects
CTDOT Qualified Product List (QPL)






Research Affiliations

Connecticut Transportation Institute

Connecticut Technology Transfer Center

Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

New England Transportation Consortium

Transportation Research Board

Research Program and Project Management

Research Staff