WARRANTIED PAVEMENT ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY IN CALIFORNIA

During the 1993 construction season, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) solicited bids for state highway work using the principle of "warrantied pavements" on several overlay construction projects. One of these projects--the Sims Project--was located on Interstate 5 north of Redding, running from 1.2 mi (1.9 km) south to 0.8 mi (1.3 km) north of the Sims Road undercrossing. Essentially, construction was to consist of placing two lifts of an asphalt concrete overlay on existing portland cement concrete pavement, which was to be "cracked and seated". Both lifts were to be 0.15 ft (4.6 cm) thick. The first lift was to be made of asphalt concrete (Type A) and the second of rubberized asphalt concrete (Type G, asphalt rubber). The warranty was to be limited to the asphalt concrete paving itself, and the contractor was to agree to warranty the performance of its asphalt concrete paving for 5 years. Enforcement of the warranty was to be based on defined performance criteria incorporated in the special provisions of the project. This paper discusses the terms of the warranty, performance criteria, repair criteria and warranty work requirements, the contractor's response to the challenge, and the impact of warrantied pavements on pavement management systems.

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    • The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Managing Pavements is published in three volumes. Volumes 1 and 2, published prior to the conference, include papers to be presented at the conference. Volume 3, published after the conference, contains the opening and closing plenary session addresses, keynote presentations, several invited papers, and results of the various workshops.
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    Transportation Research Board

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    • Vallerga, B A
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  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 98-101
  • Monograph Title: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGING PAVEMENTS, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MAY 22-26, 1994. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLUME 3
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  • Accession Number: 00721470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055024
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1996 12:00AM