Long-Term Field Monitoring of Paving Fabric Interlayer Systems to Reduce Reflective Cracking

The formation of reflective cracking of pavement overlays has confronted highway engineers for many years. Stress-relieving interlayers, such as paving fabrics, have been used in an attempt to reduce or delay reflective cracking. The primary objective of this study was to conduct a long-term monitoring of the paving fabric interlayer systems to evaluate its effectiveness and performance. A comprehensive testing, monitoring, and analysis program was undertaken, where twelve 500-ft pavement sections of a two-lane highway were constructed, and then monitored for seven years. Particular attention was directed towards investigating the influence of several factors including overlay thickness on long-term performance. A comparison between the performance of paving fabric treatment systems for milled and non-milled surfaces, as well as a comparison between the performance of paving fabrics on sealed and non-sealed surfaces is reported.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mississippi Department of Transportation

      401 North West Street, P.O. Box 1850
      Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850
    • Performing Organizations:

      Jackson State University, Jackson

      P.O. Box 17068
      Jackson, MS  United States  39157-0168
    • Principal Investigators:

      Amini, Farshad

      Wen, Kejun

    • Start Date: 20051001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
    • Source Data: State Study 184

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01668371
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mississippi Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 2 2018 11:37AM