The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 fully supported the implementation of research results from the $150 million Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP). Successful implementation of SHRP by and large will be measured by successful implementation of the asphalt research. In a unique cooperative spirit, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the SHRP Project Management Office have worked together to develop a plan that ensures the research will indeed be implemented. This paper describes important aspects of this partnership and focuses on key elements of the plan. These elements include: the large scale procurement and evaluation of new equipment; integration of equipment procurement with national training agenda; use of mobile laboratory support; integrated activities with standards setting functions of AASHTO; integrated use of other funding sources for followup research and implementation - National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), FHWA Administrative Funds, and Federal-aid Planning and Research Funds; and the unique role of users-producer groups and technical working groups that represent public and private interests. Finally, the paper discusses the very critical function of Specific Pavement Study 9 (SPS-9), Validation of the SHRP Superpave (Trademark) and Innovations in Asphalt Pavements, in the continuing refinement of the Superpave (Trademark) performance models and design methods.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Technology Applications, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ferragut, T R
  • Publication Date: 1993-9


  • English

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-94-025
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1994 12:00AM