A Feasibility Study for Establishing a Regional Road Track Pavement Testing Facility in Wyoming

Road testing provides a logical method to test pavement materials and structures under actual traffic loading and environmental conditions. Although different experiments of road testing track were conducted in several states, no road track testing facility was developed in the dry-freeze climatic region for regional research. The state of Wyoming presents a unique opportunity to be the home for a regional facility of road testing track. Wyoming's Interstate 80 provides approximately traffic loads of 2 million Equivalent Single Axle Load (ESAL) per year which can cause accumulated damage on test sections in a timely manner. This proposal identifies the feasibility of building the regional testing facility on Wyoming's I-80. The proposal will determine the benefit cost impact of the testing facility and identify potential experiments of cutting-edge investigations in pavement design, materials, construction, and management. The study will be divided into two phases where the first phase will focus only on the feasibility study to obtain sufficient relevant information for building and operating the regional testing facility. The results from this study are expected to provide informed decisions for the implementation of pavement testing in the regional facility in the second phase.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $102002
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Boulevard
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    1000 E University Avenue, Department 3295
    Laramie, WY  United States  82071
  • Project Managers:

    Milburn, Greg

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Architectural Engineering

    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY  United States 

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Boulevard
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ksaibati, Khaled

    Hafez, Marwan

  • Start Date: 20200106
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: MPC-633

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01731828
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RS02220, 69A3551747108
  • Created Date: Feb 24 2020 12:55PM