Wear Resistant Pavement Study

This report documents the construction of three special pavement test sections on I-90 east of Spokane, Washington. The test sections included ultra-thin and thin whitetopping, Modified Class D open graded asphalt concrete, and micro/macro surfacing treatment. The majority of the project was built with a ½-in. Superpave mix. The test sections were built to assess their potential as mitigation measures for studded tire wear. Initial data collected on the sections indicate a rate of rutting of 1.8 mm per year on the whitetopping, 2.2 mm per year on the Modified Class D and Superpave sections, and 2.6 mm per year on the micro/macro surfacing section. Extensive cracking was noted in the section of whitetopping with a 3-in. thickness.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Post Construction and Performance Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 113p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 657.1
  • Contract Numbers: 6582
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2007 8:50AM