Highway 40 “Félix-Leclerc”: 1997-2002 Performance Assessment at the End of the Five Year Guarantee Period

In 1997, the Ministry of Transport of Quebec (MTQ) tendered a design-build project with a five year performance guarantee. This was the first project open to all potential rehabilitation techniques, rigid or flexible. The contract to rehabilitate 9.2 km of the Highway 40 “Félix-Leclerc” near Ste-Anne-de-La- Pérade and Batiscan was awarded to Sintra Inc. The designer chose a new technique, for Quebec, for the rehabilitation of the existing rigid pavement. It consisted of breaking the concrete slabs by vibration, known as rubblizing, followed by the reconstruction of the pavement with high-modulus Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), as a base course, and a thin, gap-graded HMA as a surface course. Theses techniques allowed the contractor to complete the project at a rate of 1.5 kilometres per week. In October, 2002, the project was completed with the expiration of the guarantee period. The paper explains the history of the project, the bases of design and construction, and gives results of the five year performance on roughness, in the form of the International Roughness Index (IRI), rutting, skid resistance in the form of Transverse Friction Factor (TFF), cracking, pothole, and peeling.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp. 29-43.
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA): Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 2003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 5:02PM