Historical Overview of Pavement Friction Testing in Connecticut

A historical overview of pavement friction testing in Connecticut is presented. Photographs of early pavement friction testers are provided, including vintage photos of a skid trailer from a Federal Highway Administration (formally Bureau of Public Roads) demonstration in 1968. Early documents that were pivotal in initiating a pavement friction testing program in Connecticut are cited. It provides insight into a state highway agency's perspective as friction testing services evolved. It covers the equipment used and explains the interpretation of data output. The paper documents Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) literature pertaining to pavement friction testing, and lists research studies that have been conducted in Connecticut. ConnDOT polices and procedures are reviewed. Early pioneers in pavement friction testing services are acknowledged.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 20p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01152475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0426
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:14AM