North Central Peer Exchange on Balanced Mix Design (BMD): Outcomes Summary

Seven States from the North Central U.S. gathered for a peer exchange and discussion on implementation activities to support Balanced Mix Design (BMD). The participants included representatives from: Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Indiana DOT (INDOT), Michigan DOT (MDOT), Minnesota DOT (MnDOT), Missouri DOT (MoDOT), Ohio DOT (ODOT), and Wisconsin DOT (WisDOT). The peer exchange was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The seven States met to assess the state-of-practice for the technology, tools, and techniques in designing, verifying, and accepting asphalt mixtures for different layers within the flexible pavement structure, as well as for overlays of different pavements following BMD emerging practices. The peer exchange was held in Schaumburg, Illinois, March 22-23, 2023. This summary report focuses on agency motivations for considering BMD, the role of sustainability in BMD practice, implementation challenges, key takeaways, and emerging themes.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01888459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-23-032
  • Contract Numbers: 693JJ31850010
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2023 9:28AM