Long Term Performance of West Virginia Smart Road

A heavily instrumented concrete pavement section consisting of 30 slabs was constructed on Corridor H near Elkins, where a new load transfer device, namely Shokbar, was installed in 2001. Early data collected from monitoring the performance of Shokbars versus regular dowel bars indicate a superior performance. The straining actions including bending moments and axial forces as well as joints opening measured on multiple Shokbar configurations and regular doweled joints show a significant increase in the joint openings indicating that the new device is able to provide better concrete pavement response to environmental loading. The objective of this study is to extend the instrumentation based monitoring of the test section of Corridor H in West Virginia for a period of 3 years where data records will be continuously collected and analyzed. A 10-year database containing detailed information of the long-term performance of concrete pavements will also be developed.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      RP 235

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      West Virginia Department of Highways

      1900 Kanawha Building East
      Charleston, WV  USA  25365

      Federal Highway Administration

      700 Washington Street, East
      Charleston, WV  USA  25301
    • Performing Organizations:

      West Virginia University Research Corporation, Morgantown

      886 Chestnut Ridge Road
      Morgantown, WV  USA  26506
    • Start Date: 20070821
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100821
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17758

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459885
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: West Virginia Department of Highways
    • Contract Numbers: RP 235
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:14PM