Innovative Techniques for Maintenance, Repair and Reconstruction (MRR) of Asphalt Roadways

The users of the roadway systems in the United States have been suffering from the poor condition levels of these systems for approximately the last two decades. When the Infrastructure Report Cards published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are examined, it can be seen that the overall condition of the roads has been fluctuating between a grade of "D-" and a "D+" since 1998 (ASCE 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013). In fact, according to the latest report card, approximately one-third (32%) of the major roads in the U.S. are in poor or mediocre conditions (ASCE 2013). The condition level of roadways in the State of New York is reported to be worse than the national average, as 60% of the roads are in the State of New York are in poor or mediocre conditions. It is further added that 42% of the major urban highways in the U.S. are congested, resulting in large amounts of wasted fuel, emissions, delays, and lost time. Congestion of highways has two major impacts on the management of roadways: 1) Deterioration rate of the roadways in congested areas are expected to be higher as a result of increased usage; 2) User costs are higher in congested areas as a result of maintenance, repair, and reconstruction activities. Consequently, utilization of innovative maintenance, repair, and reconstruction activities, which have the potential to improve the overall condition level of the roadways in consideration of their economic, social, and environmental impacts, is gaining significance.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $86200.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Thorson, Ellen

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    Syracuse University

    Institution of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13244-2130
  • Principal Investigators:

    Salman, Baris

    Salem, O. Sam

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39468

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560523
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-37-27
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2015 1:00AM