Effectiveness of Cape Seal Pavement Preservation Technique in Northern Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has been aggressive in its pursuit of the most cost-effective pavement preservation treatments and techniques for maintaining its roads. Among the various surface treatment methods, the method of combining a chip seal with a cape seal has been used extensively by NDOT as well as other local agencies and counties. The main objectives of this research project are to evaluate the performance and cost-effectiveness of cape seal treatments in northern Nevada. In order to achieve these objectives, the following activities will be pursued during the course of this study: (1) analysis of the Washoe County pavement management system data to assess the field performance of the cape seals; (2) visit field sites and visually inspect the existing pavements; conduct laboratory testing as needed on field samples, and (3) evaluate the field performance and cost/benefits ratio of cape seals in northern Nevada.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $69927.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nevada, Reno

    College of Engineering
    Reno, NV  United States  89557
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sebaaly, Peter

  • Start Date: 20141101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37024

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01541227
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT-13-G-UTC55
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2014 1:01AM