Rideability Issues for Asphalt and Concrete Specification Modifications

Concerns have been raised regarding the differences between the incentive/disincentive determination procedures as well as the pay adjustments for rideability between asphalt and concrete projects. This report will attempt to do the following: (1) Address the differences between concrete and asphalt rideability specifications by looking at Kentucky’s historical rideability specifications and the specifications of peer states. (2) Review the necessity to revise current specifications based on historical rideability data, peer states rideability specifications, technological advancements in placement of roadway materials, and technological advancements in measuring rideability after construction. (3) Evaluate the monetary impact of a revised rideability specification on the latest year’s data. Through this analysis some of the concerns regarding the differences between concrete and asphalt rideability will be addressed. In addition, the necessity to revise current specification changes will be evaluated based on the research results and recommendations offered as appropriate.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rister, Brad W
    • Graves, R Clark
  • Publication Date: 2007-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: KTC-07/30/SPR304-05-1F
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01090208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: KY SPR-304-05-1F
  • Created Date: Mar 12 2008 3:45PM