THE CONTRACTOR'S ABILITY TO CONTROL EARLY-LIFE SKID RESISTANCE

This article seeks to discover whether risk can be transferred to the asphalt contractor for the control of micro- and macrotexture of an asphalt road surfacing with criteria applied at one month after opening to traffic. The author reviews measurement methods for skid resistance, macrotexture and polished stone value (microtexture). Factors affecting risk included the inconsistency of the skid resistance test methods. Specifications transferring risk are noted. Methods for contractors to control risk include selecting the most appropriate material for the best location, alternative measurement processes for surface skid resistance, and the improved durability of stone mastic asphalt and thin asphalt surfacing when compared to hot rolled asphalt. For the covering abstract see ITRD E118359.

  • Corporate Authors:

    INSTITUTE OF ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY

    PAPER MEWS PLACE, 290 HIGH STREET
    DORKING, SURREY  United Kingdom  RH4 1QT
  • Authors:
    • PHILLIPS, P
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00962681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2003 12:00AM