THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CONSTRUCTION INCENTIVES FOR CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. PRELIMINARY REPORT
This report describes a study jointly conducted by the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Transportation to examine the effect of construction Profilograph Index (PI) values on long-term roughness measurements of concrete pavements. The objectives of this study were to determine if increased initial pavement smoothness had any lasting effects on the pavement smoothness. The study consisted of selecting 175 test sections in eight different interstate projects, obtaining construction and roughness data, compiling the data in a computerized data base, and conducting statistical analysis. The analysis resulted in the observation that when the initial roughness of concrete sections are less than 7 in. per mile, a slightly rougher section does not necessarily deteriorate faster than a slightly smoother section.
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- This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program through the Mountain-Plains Consortium.
Fargo, ND United States 58108
- Ksaibati, K
- Staigle, R
- Adkins, T M
- Publication Date: 1994-8
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete pavements; Data collection; Incentives; Pavements; Paving; Roughness; Smoothness; Statistical analysis; Test sections; Time duration
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Uncontrolled Terms: Long term
- Old TRIS Terms: Pavement smoothness
- Subject Areas: Construction; Data and Information Technology; Design; Highways; Pavements; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways; I23: Properties of Road Surfaces; I52: Construction of Pavements and Surfacings;
- Accession Number: 00669031
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Rept No. 94-37A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1994 12:00AM