Strategic Plan for Improved Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics, July 2006

(2006) Strategic Plan for Improved Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics, July 2006. Iowa State University


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Surface characteristics represent a critical issue facing pavement owners and the concrete paving industry. The traveling public has come to expect smoother, quieter, and better drained pavements, all without compromising safety. The overall surface characteristics issues is extremely complex since all pavement surface characteristics properties, including texture, noise, friction, splash/spray, rolling resistance, reflectivity/illuminance, and smoothness, are complexly related. The following needs and gaps related to achieving desired pavement surface characteristics need to be addressed: determined how changes in one surface characteristic affect, either beneficially or detrimentally, other characteristics of the pavement, determine the long-term surface and acoustic durability of different textures, and develop, evaluate, and standardize new data collection and analysis tools. It is clear that an overall strategic and coordinated research approach to the problem must be developed and pursued to address these needs and gaps.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Strategic Plan, concrete, pavement, noise, Road Drainage
Subjects: Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
ID Code: 4409
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2006