Feasibility Study for a Freeway Corridor Infrastructure Health Monitoring Instrumentation Testbed

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 Research Brief Final Report

Primary Investigator

Hani Titi
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
3200 N. Cramer St.
Milwaukee, WI 53154


With current and near-term construction activities within the freeway system of Southeast Wisconsin, there is a unique opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of their in-service performance by implementing a health monitoring network that can serve as a living laboratory for the State of Wisconsin. Data from this health monitoring network can be used to develop and guide maintenance and inspection operations for these and other critical infrastructure components across the State. This monitoring network can also become a model for the nation, illustrating the benefits and cost savings from an integrated, proactive maintenance program.


The objective of this research is to evaluate the feasibility of initiating a health monitoring network for highway infrastructure.


  1. Literature Review
  2. Development of health monitoring data elements
  3. Identification of construction project constraints
  4. Development of acquisition/installation plan
  5. Reports

Project Information

  • Duration: 15 months
  • Dates: August 1, 2010 – January 31, 2012
  • Budget: CFIRE: $50,000; Total: $99,923
  • Student Involvement: Hourly graduate and undergraduate students
  • Modal Orientation: Highway
  • Project ID: CFIRE 04-08
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