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STIC Innovations Catalog

The STIC Innovations Catalog features ready-to-use STIC innovations that can be implemented statewide. The catalog will be updated as innovations move through the STIC Innovation Development Process. Please check back regularly for new additions to the catalog. For more information about the innovations featured in the STIC Innovations Catalog, contact the STIC Management Team.

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1 Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS) Construction Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS), an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method, allows PennDOT and municipalities to build bridges quickly and cost effectively. 
2 High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) Safety and Traffic Operations High Friction Surface Treatment increases roadway surface friction allowing motorists to stop sooner and maintain control. 
3 Hot Pour Mastics Maintenance Hot Pour Mastics provides a stable, flexible repair that bonds firmly with existing pavements. 
4 Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) Construction Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES), an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) method, are manufactured offsite and then transported and put together at the bridge location. 
5 Pervious Pavement Construction Pervious pavements provide a valuable stormwater management benefit in locations such as parking lots and light vehicle access areas, to help offset the costs of constructing and maintaining traditional Stormwater Control Measures, like retention basins. 
6 Sequential Dynamic Lighting Curve Warning Systems Safety and Traffic Operations Sequential Dynamic Curve Warning Systems are a safety countermeasure that alerts motorists and guides them through sharp curves. 
7 Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) Safety and Traffic Operations Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) is a systemic application of cost-effective countermeasures with known safety benefits that can help reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities at crossing locations. 
8 Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) Materials Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) material, is a steel fiber reinforced cementitious composite that has exceptionally high mechanical strength and durability properties. 
9 Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Construction PennDOT uses Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) to build bridges faster and stronger, reducing onsite construction time and improving safety without sacrificing quality. 
10 Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Safety and Traffic Operations Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) adjusts the timing of red, yellow and green lights to accommodate changing traffic patterns, ease traffic congestion, and improve safety. 
11 Cement Slurry for Full Depth Reclamation Construction Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) using cement slurry is an innovative technique to assist PennDOT, local governments, and FDR contractors by providing a widely available and dust-free method for stabilizing pavements. 
12 e-Construction & Partnering Construction The e-Construction and Partnering (eCP) innovation uses web and mobile-based platforms to limit or replace the use of paper and increase collaboration and communication on construction projects. 
13 Roundabouts Design Roundabouts offer improved safety with fewer conflict points, slower speeds and easier decision making. PennDOT requires that this design be considered when a significant intersection update is planned. 
14 Salt and Snow Management Course Maintenance Offered through PennDOT’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), the Salt and Snow Management Course provides local governments with the opportunity to learn new methods to improve local winter maintenance operations. 
15 Certified Concrete Finishers Course Construction The Certified Concrete Finishers Course is for contracting personnel who perform flatwork finishing and for PennDOT and consultant inspectors. The goal of the course is to help reduce mistakes in concrete finishing that can result in costly repairs. 
16 Stormwater Management Training and Field Guidebook Maintenance The Stormwater Management Training and Field Guidebook provides the needed tools for the installation and maintenance of stormwater control measures (SCMs). It reviews the different types of SCMs, their characteristics and maintenance needs. 
17 Collaborative Hydraulics: Advancing to the Next Generation of Engineering (CHANGE) Design Advances in hydraulic modeling tools are providing a more comprehensive understanding of complex flow patterns at river crossings versus traditional modeling techniques. 
18 Warm Mix Asphalt Construction Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) allows for asphalt to be produced and placed on the road at lower temperatures than the traditional hot mix method. 
19 Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Highway Lighting Maintenance LED highway lighting luminaires are being installed on highways and bridges across Pennsylvania in place of traditional High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) luminaires to make them brighter and safer for motorists and pedestrians.. 
20 Innovative Bidding Design Time-based bidding, or A+Bx, is expediting project completion in Pennsylvania through competitive bidding based on construction time and price. 
21 Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam Materials Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam is a lightweight, rigid foam plastic used as an embankment fill to reduce loads on underlying soils or to build highways quickly without staged construction. 
22 Diverging Diamond Interchange Design A Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is an intersection and interchange design that simplifies the operation of diamond-style interchanges by moving the crossroad traffic to the opposite side of the roadway at the on- and off-ramps to the interchange. 
23 Design-Build Traffic Control Plans Design Design-Build Traffic Control Plans (DBTCP) are an innovation that improves project delivery by exploring ways to provide greater contractor flexibility in constructing the project 
24 Data-Driven Safety Analysis Safety and Traffic Operations Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) allows PennDOT to combine crash and roadway data to identify sites with the greatest potential for improvement and quantify the impact of different improvement alternatives. 
25 Smarter Work Zones Safety and Traffic Operations Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) is a range of innovative technologies and measures that help create safer and more efficient work zones by providing better design, planning, coordination, and operation of work zones. 
26 Safety Edge Safety and Traffic Operations Safety Edge℠ is a simple but effective method of reducing highway crashes by shaping the roadway pavement edge to a 30-degree angle, which is safer for cars running off the road. 
27 Road Diets Safety and Traffic Operations A Road Diet is a safety countermeasure that reduces the number of travel lanes or the width of a roadway to allow for effective safety improvements. 
28 Bridge Link Slabs Design Bridge Link Slabs connect bridge decks together without using traditional deck joints. 
29 Highway Safety Manual Safety and Traffic Operations The Highway Safety Manual (HSM) is an analytical tool that provides tools to conduct quantitative safety analyses, allowing for safety to be evaluated alongside other transportation performance measures. 
30 Predictive Analysis for Work Zones Safety and Traffic Operations FREeway EVALuation-Pennsylvania, or FREEVAL-PA, is a predictive work zone assessment tool created to analyze work zones' effect on traffic flow. 
31 Geosynthetic Stabilized Bridge Approach Construction Geosynthetic Stabilized Bridge Approach is a construction method that reduces roadway settlement directly adjacent to a bridge abutment, a problem commonly called "bridge bump," 
32 Non-Woven Geotextiles Construction, Materials Non-woven geotextiles can be used in unbonded concrete overlay systems to separate the existing concrete pavement from the new concrete pavement. The material proved to be cost-effective, required minimal training and equipment during construction, and ca 
33 Unmanned Aerial Systems Construction, Design Unmanned Aerial Systems can be used for conducting emergency inspections and surveys, capturing additional spatial and three-dimensional (3D) data, assisting with bridge inspections, and providing different viewpoints of emergency events, which allows for 
34 Pavement Preservation (When, Where and How) Maintenance Pavement Preservation (When, Where and How) is a multi-faceted combination of strategies to provide and maintain serviceable roadways.  
35 Vegetation Management Equipment Catalog Maintenance The Vegetation Management Equipment Catalog is an interactive document that outlines all of PennDOT’s different vegetation equipment and attachments to allow for easier equipment sharing and knowledge transfer among PennDOT districts. 
36 Environmentally Sensitive Area Signage Design Environmentally Sensitive Area Signage can be used to mark areas that are environmentally sensitive or that have been planted as mitigation. 
37 e-Ticketing and Digital As-Builts Construction, Design The e-Ticketing and Digital As-Builts innovations involve paperless technologies that facilitate the digital transformation of construction materials management and asset management. 
38 Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwd) Safety and Traffic Operations FoRRwD uses a logical approach with innovative tools and techniques to reduce deaths and serious injuries in rural roadway departure crashes.  
39 Lane Reservation System Safety and Traffic Operations the Lane Reservation System is a tool to ensure crews are performing road work at the most appropriate times to minimize impacts to the traveling public. 
40 Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS) Construction, Materials Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS) include multiple types of new overlay improvements that have proven to be more durable and cost-effective than conventional pavement overlays 
41 Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) Safety and Traffic Operations ATSPMs use “big data” to analyze and optimize the performance of traffic signals.