FIELD EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT UTILIZING AN ICE-RETARDANT ADDITIVE - VERGLIMIT. FINAL REPORT

In response to the FHWA's Experimental Project No. 3, "Evaluation of Asphalt Additives," the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has placed and evaluated a bituminous surface course, which contains the ice-retardant additive, Verglimit. The experimental section is located on half the deck area of a newly constructed bridge, with the other half serving as the control section. Both sections were subjected to a variety of performance and durability tests over a five (5) year field-evaluation period. This report describes the results of these tests and assesses the ice-retardant capabilities of the Verglimit. General conclusions are that the Verglimit pavement is as durable as the control, however, its ability to retard the formation and adherence of ice to the pavement surface has not been apparent since the first winter after placement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Division of Research, 280 West Street
    Rocky Hill, CT  United States  06067-3502

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lohrey, E C
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CT-RD-92-4, 1085-F-92-4
  • Contract Numbers: 1085
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM