FRICTION CHARACTERISTICS OF ILLINOIS PAVEMENTS

Determining, improving and prolonging pavement friction in Illinois were the principal objectives in this five-phase study, which is summarized in this report. The friction tester developed and modified in Phase 1 measured the friction of pavements evaluated in the remaining phases. Phases 2 and 3 provided considerable insight into the pavement friction characteristics of existing interstate, primary, secondary, and local highways and have outlined geographical areas where a need for upgrading a particular type of pavement is greatest. Phase 4 demonstrated that satisfactory friction characteristics in bituminous sand mixes and in dense-graded bituminous concrete depend on the type, size, and amount of high-friction aggregate used in them, while Phase 5 reported information necessary to reduce wet-weather accidents. A list of published reports and their abstracts, emanating from this study, also is included. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Illinois Department of Transportation. Study title: Skid Resistance of Pavement Surfaces. This study is conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  USA  62704-4766
  • Authors:
    • Dierstein, P G
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IL-PR-73 Summ Rpt67, FCP 41H3-304
  • Contract Numbers: IHR-86
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM