EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSITE PAVEMENT IN NEW JERSEY

AN EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSITE PAVEMENT DESIGN WAS CONSTRUCTED IN NEW JERSEY IN 1963. THE TERRAIN INVOLVED ESSENTIALLY MARSHLAND. THIS ROUTE IS ONE OF NEW JERSEY'S MOST HEAVILY TRAVELED, PRESENTLY CARRYING APPROXIMATELY 80,000 VEHICLES DAILY, OF WHICH 17 PERCENT ARE IN THE HEAVY TRUCK CATEGORY. A COMPOSITE DESIGN WAS CHOSEN AS THAT WHICH WOULD MOST LIKELY SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF A HIGHWAY IN THIS AREA. THAT IS, A PAVEMENT THAT WOULD PROVIDE INHERENT STABILITY TO CARRY THE EXCEPTIONALLY HEAVY TRAFFIC, AS WELL AS SURFACE CONTINUITY, FOR A RELATIVELY LONG PERIOD OF TIME WITH A MINIMUM OF MAINTENANCE. OVER A 42-MONTH PERIOD OF OPERATION THUS FAR OBSERVED, THE COMPOSITE PAVEMENT HAS PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DESIGN OBJECTIVES. THERE HAS BEEN AN AVERAGE TOTAL SETTLEMENT OF 0.06 FT IN THIS PERIOD, MOST OF WHICH OCCURRED WITHIN THE FIRST 18 MONTHS OF SERVICE. MAINTENANCE HAS BEEN NEGLIGIBLE THUR FAR. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 132-136
  • Monograph Title: Design and performance of pavement systems
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  • Accession Number: 00206986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1994 12:00AM