CONSTRUCTION OF NONSKID PAVEMENT SURFACES

CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES ARE REVIEWED THAT ARE USED IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SKID-RESISTANT PAVEMENTS. CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES IN USE WITH ASPHALT-CONCRETE PAVING, PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVING, AND GROOVING EXISTING CONCRETE PAVEMENT ARE REVIEWED. THE CONSTRUCTION ASPECTS THAT CAN BE EXPECTED TO AFFECT PERFORMANCE OF NEW PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT SURFACE TEXTURE SEEM TO BE: (1) NATURE OF THE CONCRETE AGGREGATE, (2) AMOUNT OF MIXING WATER USED, (3) NATURE AND AMOUNT OF ANY ADMIXTURES USED, (4) CEMENT FACTOR, (5) NATURE AND AMOUNT OF SURFACE MANIPULATION IN FINISHING, (6) AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL WATER USED DURING FINISHING, (7) AMOUNT OF BLEED WATER MIXED INTO SURFACE MORTAR, (8) TIMING OF FINISHING OPERATIONS, (9) METHOD AND DEPTH OF TEXTURING, (10) ORIENTATION OF TEXTURE SERRATIONS, (11) TIMING OF THE CURING OPERATION, (12) EFFECTIVENESS OF CURING MATERIALS, AS APPLIED, (13) EXTENT OF CURING PERIOD BEFORE PAVEMENT IS OPENED TO TRAFFIC, (14) AMOUNT OF ABUSE BY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT IN CONSTRUCTING APPURTENANT FACILITIES, AND (15) EXTENT OF BUMP CUTTING TO MEET SMOOTHNESS REQUIREMENTS. THE FEATURES OF GROOVING THAT CAN BE EXPECTED TO AFFECT SKID RESISTANCE ARE: (1) WIDTH AND DEPTH OF GROOVES, (2) SPACING OF GROOVES, (3) AMOUNT OF LANE WIDTH GROOVED, (4) ORIENTATION SPREADING AND COMPACTING ASPHALT-CONCRETE PAVEMENT IN CALIFORNIA APPEAR TO HAVE A VERY MINOR EFFECT ON THE RESULTING SKID RESISTANCE. AGGREGATES AVAILABLE IN CALIFORNIA FOR ASPHALT-CONCRETE MIXES ARE RELATIVELY POLISH RESISTANT. HOWEVER, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT SURFACE TREATMENTS SOMETIMES LEAD TO LOSS OF SKID-RESISTANCE VALUE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 104-109
  • Monograph Title: Control of pavement slipperiness: asphalt pavement cracking
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-005 953, HS-009 494
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM