NOVACHIP (TRADEMARK) SURFACE TREATMENT: SIX YEAR EVALUATION: THERIOT CANAL BRIDGE - ST. CHARLES BRIDGE, ROUTE LA 308, LAFOURCHE PARISH

Louisiana's first NOVACHIP (Trademark) project was completed in September 1997. The initial NOVACHIP (Trademark) paving process used in the United States and Louisiana was proprietary and licensed through KOCH Materials Company, Inc. Louisiana, partnering with KOCH Pavement Solutions, has since developed a non-proprietary special provision specification using this process. No longer described as NOVACHIP (Trademark) in Louisiana, it is now an Ultrathin HMAC Wearing Course. This report presents a six-year (1997-2003) evaluation of Louisiana's first project using this process. The performance indicators considered in the evaluation include rutting, alligator cracking, random cracking, transverse cracking, and smoothness. A life-cycle cost analysis was used to compare the NOVACHIP (Trademark) project with conventional mill and overlay projects.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    Louisiana State University, 4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808

    Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    1201 Capitol Access Road, P.O. Box 94245
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245
  • Authors:
    • Cooper Jr, S B
    • Mohammad, L N
  • Publication Date: 2004-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00987661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAR No. 04-2TA,, State Project 407-04-0034
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2005 12:00AM