CONNECTICUT LONG-TERM PAVEMENT PERFORMANCE STUDY - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Up to ten years of monitoring for pavement distress, roughness and skid resistance was performed at 87 in-service pavements in Connecticut between 1984 and 1993. This report summarizes the effects of pavement type, age, pavement and base thickness, traffic volume, environment, and crack sealing on the service life of flexible pavements as measured strictly by cracking. Due to excessive variations from year-to-year, roughness data, although collected are not presented. A summarization of skid resistance is included. A stepwise regression analysis showed surface age to be the most significant variable affecting the development of cracking. Other variables having significance include surface drainage, pavement category or structure type and thickness. It was also found that due to the subjectivity of the pavement distress rating procedure, some of the raters proved to be a significant variable in the analysis of the crack development.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CT-RD-1342-S-96-11, 4C4C3152
  • Contract Numbers: 1342
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1996 12:00AM