Optimizing Asphalt Mixture Designs for Low-Volume Roads of Minnesota

The study will first conduct a literature search and an online survey to explore the existing mixture design practices in Minnesota and other nearby cold climate states. Then with the aid of field visits, distress survey, field core collection, and a large-scale laboratory testing, a guideline will be developed for designing asphalt mixtures for low-volume roads. The study will suggest a "go to" mixture design including the recommendation on the minimum effective binder content (Pbe) for low-volume roads of Minnesota.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $161333
  • Contract Numbers:

    1003325 WO#104

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
  • Managing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota, Duluth

    Swenson College of Civil Engineering
    1405 University Drive
    Duluth, MN  United States  55812
  • Principal Investigators:

    Barman, Manik

  • Start Date: 20190607
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691196
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#104
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 23 2019 2:00PM