THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CONSTRUCTION INCENTIVES FOR CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. PRELIMINARY REPORT

This report describes a study jointly conducted by the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Transportation to examine the effect of construction Profilograph Index (PI) values on long-term roughness measurements of concrete pavements. The objectives of this study were to determine if increased initial pavement smoothness had any lasting effects on the pavement smoothness. The study consisted of selecting 175 test sections in eight different interstate projects, obtaining construction and roughness data, compiling the data in a computerized data base, and conducting statistical analysis. The analysis resulted in the observation that when the initial roughness of concrete sections are less than 7 in. per mile, a slightly rougher section does not necessarily deteriorate faster than a slightly smoother section.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program through the Mountain-Plains Consortium.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Authors:
    • Ksaibati, K
    • Staigle, R
    • Adkins, T M
  • Publication Date: 1994-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Rept No. 94-37A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1994 12:00AM