SURFACE TEXTURES FOR PCC PAVEMENTS

The purpose of this study was to develop methods of obtaining more durable and skid resistant PCC pavement surfaces. This report discusses several texture measurement devices, which were field tested and compared, and their merits. It also describes different testing procedures, which were tried on several ongoing projects. The methods were: aggregate broadcast on pavement surface; transverse texture using a steel ribbed grooving plate, a nylon bristle broom, and several steel tine devices with various spacings and tine lengths; and longitudinal texture with steel tines. As a result of the tests, longitudinal texturing with steel tines has been adopted as a standard procedure. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • Neal, B F
    • Peck, D E
    • Woodstrom, J H
    • Spellman, D L
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-TL-78-14 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: D-3-49
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2000 12:00AM