DETERMINATION OF DESIRABLE FINISH FOR CONCRETE PAVEMENTS
The method of finishing concrete pavement can make a substantial contribution to skid resistance and thereby traffic safety. This study compares various burlap and broom finishes with plastic grooved surfaces. Skid resistance, serviceability, and vehicle noise were the main criteria for evaluation. It is concluded that a plastic grooved pavement can be constructed which will increase skid resistance with no reduction in serviceability and little increase in noise. Georgia specifications now require the procedure.
Georgia Department of TransportationOne Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA United States 30308
- Thornton, J B
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Pagination: 95 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Concrete pavements; Development; Finishes; Highways; Noise; Pavement grooving; Performance evaluations; Reviews; Skid resistance; Technology; Texture; Traffic safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Noise sound; Technology development
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090047
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM