NCAT, MnROAD Partnership – New Era in Preservation Study

This article describes the new partnership between the National Center for Asphalt Technology (Alabama) and the MnROAD research facility of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT) to advance research in preservation techniques for high-volume roadways. The author notes that this partnership will improve coordination of experiments and expand evaluations of pavement performance in both northern and southern climates. The collaboration also permits testing of Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements and the inclusion of the results in comprehensive research products. Both MnROAD and NCAT have full-scale test tracks that use real-world pavement construction, full-scale test trucks, and actual climate conditions that affect pavement performance. The author describes the history and background of the research facilities and the types of studies being undertaken at each.

  • Authors:
    • Kuennen, Tom
  • Publication Date: 2014


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 10-13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01576885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2015 11:01AM