Assessment of Data Collection for ESAL Determinations for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet collects weight data, traffic volume data, and vehicle classification data. This information is used as inputs in determining ESAL's (equivalent single axle loads). ESAL's are used in the pavement design process to determine pavement thickness. The objective of this study will be to examine in detail the weight data collection equipment, on-site calibration procedures, and sampling techniques used for the different Aggregate Classes of highways. The Kentucky Transportation Center will also initiate and complete a review of practices currently being used by states that collect traffic information used in the determination of equivalent single axle loads.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      State Office Building, Clinton and High Streets
      Frankfort, KY  USA  40622
    • Project Managers:

      Mathews, Marcie

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hunsucker, D

    • Start Date: 20030501
    • Actual Completion Date: 20031231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8271

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459148
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:57PM