Sprinkle Treatment of Asphalt Pavements, MLR-78-01, 1978

(1978) Sprinkle Treatment of Asphalt Pavements, MLR-78-01, 1978. Transportation, Department of


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The paper reviews methods, materials, equipment and results to date of sprinkle treatment within the state. The Iowa Department of Transportation formerly the Iowa State Highway Commission, made its first attempts at sprinkle treatment of fresh asphalt concrete in 1974. Increased emphasis in mix design of asphalt mixes and aggregate selection of durable non-polishing materials has generated costly restrictions on the use of local materials. During the summer of 1975, a dual spinner, tail-gate spreader was mounted on a standard departmental dump truck to attempt additional sprinkle treatment on a section of Iowa 7 west of Ft. Dodge. The dump truck equipment was marginally satisfactory, but results of increased surface skid texture and durability were well demonstrated. On 1976 a new, current order dump truck was modified with an auxiliary transmission and a set of slick surfaced tires, and dual spinner spreader was mounted to again attempt surface sprinkle treatment, which was conducted in 1977.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt concrete, Asphalt pavements, Coarse aggregates, Durability, Evaluation, Friction, Macrotexture, Mixing plants, Paving, Savings, Surface treating
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
ID Code: 19915
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2015 17:11
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 17:11
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19915