FRICTION CHARACTERISTICS OF ILLINOIS PAVEMENT
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-friciton 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. /Author/
- Study title: Skid Resistance of Pavement Surfaces.
Springfield, IL United States 62706
- Dierstein, P G
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt concrete; Bituminous mixtures; Bituminous sands; Dense graded aggregates; Friction tests; Pavements; Traffic crashes; Wet weather
- Uncontrolled Terms: Wet pavements
- Old TRIS Terms: Highway pavement
- Subject Areas: Highways; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00189952
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IL-PR-73 Summ Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: IHR-86
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM