MODIFICATION CONSTRUCTION AND INSTRUMENTATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL HIGHWAY

Recognizing the need for a capability of rapidly evaluating new designs, materials, construction techniques, and loading conditions, The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, has created the Pennsylvania Transportation Research Facility. The facility is a single-lane, oval-shaped, full-size experimental highway one mile in length. One major attribute of the facility is its ability to accommodate research which is cyclic in nature. The original facility, completed in 1972 as a portion of PennDOT Research Project 71-7, consisted of 17 test sections and was used to perform a comparative evaluation of four base course materials currently used by PennDOT. This report is a documentary of the construction and instrumentation for the second cycle of research (PennDOT Research Project 75-2). This construction and instrumentation was the first major activity of the second cycle and replaced four of the original test sections with eight shorter sections. The result was a modified research facility consisting of 21 test sections which will enable accomplishment of the second cycle research objectives.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  USA  16802

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    1215 Transportation and Safety Building
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kilareski, W P
    • Cumberledge, G
    • Kutz, S A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/PA/RD-75-2-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2002 12:00AM