STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM ASPHALT RESEARCH OUTPUT AND IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM
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.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Ferragut, T R
- Publication Date: 1993-9
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt mixtures; Asphalt pavements; Equipment; Finance; Implementation; Innovation; Laboratories; Procurement; Public private partnerships; Research; Standards; Training
- Identifier Terms: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Strategic Highway Research Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Financial sources; Mobile laboratories
- Subject Areas: Design; Education and Training; Finance; Highways; Materials; Pavements; Research; I22: Design of Pavements, Railways and Guideways; I31: Bituminous Binders and Materials;
- Accession Number: 00669000
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-94-025
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 17 1994 12:00AM