Superpave Implementation - Phase II

This project is Phase II of the "Implementation of SuperPave Technology" project conducted for the Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (UMass-Dartmouth). As part of Phase I, UMass-Dartmouth evaluated and compared properties of different mixes designed in compliance with SuperPave Specifications developed by FHWA and in the Massachusetts Specifications for Highways and Bridges. The final results of Phase I were verified in field conditions during the construction of the experimental trial, during the summer of 2000. The experimental trial was divided into four sections, three sections built in compliance with SuperPave Specifications and the other, a control section, with the Massachusetts Specifications for Highways and Bridges. The goals of Phase II are to highlight the necessary changes that should be made to the Massachusetts Specifications for Highways and Bridges to improve quality of HMA, prolong durability of the pavements, and improve the cost efficiency of the highway construction. In addition, the project will evaluate the field performance of the SuperPave mixes by comparing them with the field performance of the control mixes used in Massachusetts.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $399100.00
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation

      Office of Transportation Planning, 10 Park Plaza
      Boston, MA  United States  02116
    • Project Managers:

      Pepin, Stephen

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      285 Old Westport Road
      North Dartmouth, MA  United States  02747
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mogawer, Walaa

    • Start Date: 20031001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20041231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 9734

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460769
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:32PM