Implementation of Intelligent Compaction Technologies for Road Constructions in Wyoming

Conventional test methods for roadway compaction cover less than 1% of roadway; whereas, intelligent compaction (IC) offers a method to measure 100% of a roadway. IC offers the ability to increase compaction uniformity of soils and asphalt pavements, which leads to decreased maintenance costs and an extended service life. This report examines IC technology, how IC quality control and assurance specifications can encourage IC adoption, knowledge and use of IC through survey responses, and benefits and costs of IC. The surveys reveal that a majority of respondents from state departments of transportation have conducted IC demonstration projects, but questions about cost and willingness of policymakers to adopt IC remain a barrier to implementation. The benefit-cost analysis demonstrates that use of IC reduces compaction costs by as much as 54% and results in a $15,385 annual savings per lane mile throughout the roadway’s life.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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  • Publication Date: 2015-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80p

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  • Accession Number: 01558323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC 15-281
  • Contract Numbers: MPC-430
  • Created Date: Mar 31 2015 8:51AM