The Impact of Wide-Base Tires on Pavement Damage: A National Study

The objectives of this project are to: (1) Quantify the impact of vehicle-tire interaction on pavement damage utilizing advanced theoretical modeling that is validated via full-scale pavement testing. This includes the determination of the relative effects of wide-base tires and dual-tire assemblies on pavement performance. (2) Perform an analysis of the economic, safety, and environmental effects of using wide base tires relative to the impact on pavement performance. (3) Develop methodology that allows states to assess the impact of wide-base tires on the pavement network.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $775000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  United States  59620-1001

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Virginia Department of Transportation

    1408 E Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Oklahoma Transportation

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Project Managers:

    Weaver, Eric

  • Start Date: 20110413
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29775

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570502
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-11-C-00025, TPF-5(197)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2015 1:02AM