Innovative Pothole Repair Materials and Techniques

Potholes in asphalt pavement surface have detrimental effects on asphalt pavement deterioration and traffic safety. The cost- effective pothole repair methods are needed for highway agencies at all levels. This project aims to identify and evaluate innovative tools, technologies and materials for pothole repair in New Jersey. In phase I, the pothole repair methods that have potential to improve the cost-effectiveness of current practice at New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will be identified and analyzed using life-cycle cost analysis. In phase II, the identified technologies and materials will be further studied through analytical modeling, laboratory testing, and field implementation. The optimized heating procedures will be developed considering heat source, pothole geometry, and weather condition. The effective test procedures and performance requirements on pothole repair materials to ensure good performance and bonding in the field will be studied and specified. Finally, the draft specification for pothole repair and the recommended material products will be developed for NJDOT.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $349839
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Managing Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Research
    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Venkiteela, Giri

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    623 Bowser Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Hao

  • Start Date: 20190601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Advanced Materials/Structural Safety

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704361
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 19-60153
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 2 2019 2:31PM