Open-Graded Friction Courses Suitable for Suburban Environments

The objective of this research is to determine alternative friction courses that are more durable in suburban environments and are drainable while providing adequate friction and texture properties. As rural parts of Florida become more urbanized, roadway sections paved with open-graded friction courses (OGFCs) are exposed to more challenging traffic movements, particularly at signalized intersections and other locations where acceleration, deceleration or turning movements are common. These traffic patterns potentially quicken failure. This research will deliver alternatives to the currently used OGFC mixtures. These alternative mixtures will prolong pavement life while still addressing safety aspects.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $210000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Rilko, Wayne

    • Performing Organizations:

      Auburn University

      Department of Civil Engineering
      238 Harbert Engineering Center
      Auburn, AL  United States  36849
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gu, Fan

    • Start Date: 20210505
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240404
    • Actual Completion Date: 20240412

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01771498
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BEB15
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 12 2021 10:31AM