The Federal Highway Administration's Strategic Highway Research Program initiated the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program in 1992. Using program data, highway engineers will be able to tailor pavement designs to environmental and weight conditions with an end result of lower rehabilitation and maintenance costs. The Ohio Department of Transportation is taking a leadership role in the research. A 4.8-km (3-mi) section of roadway will be constructed in the median of an existing facility. At completion, all mainline traffic will be diverted to the new pavement. Control sections are being placed next to experimental designs so that comparisons can be made about performance. The project will include four experiments, each with a different type of pavement. Pavements will be instrumented and monitored for the purpose of gaining data on pavement response and structure.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 73
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1996 12:00AM