Wisconsin Highway Research Program

WHRP logoThe Wisconsin Highway Research Program was established in 1998 by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discover better ways to design, build and reconstruct the state’s highways. WHRP research projects are selected and overseen by collaborative committees that include WisDOT, academia, industry, consulting engineers and the Federal Highway Administration. Through rigorous testing of innovative materials and methods, WHRP research leads to improved performance and service life of Wisconsin’s pavements and bridges.

About WHRP

Strategic Plan
Steering Committee
Annual schedule
Outreach presentation

Primary research areas

Flexible Pavements Rigid Pavements

Construction of flexible pavementsResearch projects  

Technical Oversight Committee

Construction of rigid pavementsResearch projects 

Technical Oversight Committee

Structures Geotechnics

BridgeResearch projects

Technical Oversight Committee

Soils for constructionResearch projects

 Technical Oversight Committee

Additional research areas

Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide

Data integration


Presentations & workshops

Identifying needs