REQUIREMENTS FOR WEAR-RESISTANT AND SKID-RESISTANT HIGHWAY PAVEMENT SURFACES

This report presents the results of a study of the comparative wear and skid resistant properties of various types of pavement systems. On the basis of previous and current research and experience, systems were described and categorized as suitable for immediate implementation or as new and innovative. Certain of these systems were selected for screening tests of resistance to polishing by traffic and to studded tire wear. The screening tests consisted of subjection of specially designed and fabricated specimens to simulated traffic in a circular test track, and periodic measurement of skid resistance and rut depth. Evaluated in the screening tests were the effects of various types of conventional and innovative binders and of different types of aggregates on the performance of the specimens. Based on the findings, recommendations are made for immediate implementation and future research, including full scale field testing of systems indicated as most promising by the screening tests. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Woodward-Clyde Consultants

    Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 700
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94111
  • Authors:
    • Van Til, C J
    • Carr, B J
    • Vallerga, B A
    • HILLIARD, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: HR 1-12(3)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM