High Friction Surface Treatments

The Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts initiative promotes innovations and technologies that enhance road safety. Among the innovations supported through this effort is the implementation of high friction surface treatment (HFST), a spot pavement surfacing treatment applied in locations with high friction demand, such as curves and other crash-prone areas. This technology is expected to significantly enhance skid resistance and reduce crashes. MnDOT and local transportation agencies in Minnesota are evaluating the use of HFST as a safety strategy on roadways. To gather information for this evaluation, selected state departments of transportation were surveyed about their practices and experience with HFST applications, including materials specifications, locations that benefit most from HFST, the pavement treatment’s durability and the resulting impact on safety. This Transportation Research Synthesis presents the findings of that survey along with the results of a limited literature search.


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  • Accession Number: 01667112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRS 1802
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2018 12:33PM