Since the development, in the past several years, of reliable methods of measure the skid resistance levels of pavement surfaces, added responsibility has been placed on the highway engineer. From the viewpoint of sound engineering practices, a highway engineer has the responsibility to provide a roadway surface that maintains an acceptable level of friction throughout the design life. Materials research has provided materials and several pavement surfacing techniques that give satisfactory skid resistance. This report deals with the recent use, in Georgia, of sprinkle mix treatment as a skid resistance surface. Sprinkle mix construction is the application of a very thin layer of siliceous aggregate to the surface of a plant mix asphalt mat made with polishing aggregate. This layer consists of asphalt coated stone sprinkled on the freshly placed asphaltic concrete mat before initial rolling.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Technical Session, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 13-15 February 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    155 Experimental Engineering Building
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 663-679
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 47

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM