Development of a Pavement Friction Management Program

Friction between pavement and vehicles is a key part to highway safety, allowing drivers to change directions safely as well as reducing skidding or hydroplaning. The aim of this project is to help Illinois Department of Transportation develop a statewide pavement friction management program. Researchers will help the agency develop a tool to track areas where friction treatments are needed as well as identify effective treatments. Better addressing and tracking roadway friction will help IDOT effectively identify areas of concern, determine the best treatment and execute long-term plans to maintain and replace friction treatments statewide, contributing to safe travel for road users.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $310000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ouyang, Yanfeng

      Hajj, Ramez

      Kohler, Erwin

      Tobias, Priscilla

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20260215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01890023
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-264
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 14 2023 11:42AM