PAVEMENT WEAR ON BITUMINOUS & CONCRETE ROADWAYS

IN THE SUMMER OF 1970 A PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED TO OBTAIN DATA RELATIVE TO PAVEMENT WEAR. SINCE THAT TIME INFORMATION HAS BEEN OBTAINED PERIODICALLY AT THREE INTERSTATE LOCATIONS AND TWO BRIDGE DECKS. IN CONJUCTION WITH WEAR DETERMINATION, A PROGRAM WAS INITIATED IN THE FALL OF 1970 TO DETERMINE THE CURRENT PERCENTAGE AND ANNUAL INCREASE OF VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STUDDED TIRES. PAVEMENT WEAR DATA WAS OBTAINED ON BOTH BITUMINOUS AND PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE WEARING SURFACES. COMPARISONS OF SEASONAL WEAR RATES AND PAVEMENT CONDITIONS ARE PRESENTED. TRANSVERSE PROFILES AND SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF PAVEMENT CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED FOR VISUAL DOCUMENTATION. AN ANALYSIS OF ALL AVAILABLE DATA DEFINITELY INDICATES THAT WINTER PAVEMENT WEAR RATES ARE SEVERAL TIMES GREATER THAN THOSE EXPERIENCED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE PAVEMENT WEAR, THE ANALYSIS STRONGLY SUGGESTS THAT THE ADVENT OF THE STUDDED TIRE IS, IN ALL PROBABILITY, THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  USA  04402
  • Authors:
    • Madden, D A
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 72-8r
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM