Identifying Best Practices in Pavement Design, Materials, Construction, and Maintenance in Wet-Freeze Climates Similar to Michigan

The intent of this research is to identify best practices for pavements in wet-freeze climates. For the purposes of this report, a best practice is a procedure that has been shown by research or experience to produce improved results and that is established or proposed as a standard suitable for widespread implementation. This project identified the criteria used to determine locations around the country and the world with a similar wet-freeze climate as that of Michigan. This project documented the process of conducting the literature review, the method of analysis pertaining to the discovered information, and the organization of the report. This report also provided research findings. In the course of this research, it became clear that MDOT is a pioneer in developing and implementing best pavement practices in wet-freeze climates. The research team did not find many best practices that are not currently used by MDOT that merit immediate recommendation for adoption. The researchers had a few recommendations that merit consideration of further review once additional research and experience becomes available.

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    Michigan Technological University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1400 Townsend Drive
    Houghton, MI  United States  49931

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Authors:
    • You, Zhanping
    • Gilbertson, Chris
    • Van Dam, Thomas
  • Publication Date: 2018-2-28


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 162p

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  • Accession Number: 01673374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPR-1666
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2018 1:49PM