AN UPDATE ON KANSAS' EXPERIENCE WITH PCCP SMOOTHNESS SPECIFICATIONS AND INCENTIVES

The smoothness or riding comfort of portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) is the highest indicator of quality from the user's perspective. Therefore, the smoothness of newly constructed PCCP is of high interest. Since its development in 1990, the Kansas PCCP smoothness specification has undergone several revisions. The 1996 revision changed the incentive/disincentive payment from a percent of bid unit cost for the PCCP paving basis to a dollar-based value. This revision of the PCCP smoothness specification is primarily an attempt to make this smoothness specification more compatible with the asphalt concrete smoothness specification, which has been based on dollar value. This paper primarily outlines the current PCCP smoothness specifications in use in Kansas and also updates this development.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 156-158

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231046
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 25 2000 12:00AM