Rutgers Pavement Resource Center - Ride Quality Tools

In the past year, the Pavement Technology Unit has been inundated with requests from contractors to provide International Roughness Index (IRI) testing during various construction phases. With the release of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Ride Quality specification, contractors can receive a financial penalty or bonus depending on the IRI values of the pavement surface after the final surface course has been placed and compacted. However, many of these contractors have been asking for testing of the intermediate layers during construction, in an attempt to validate the smoothness of these layers prior to placement of the final surface layer. In an effort to support these request and improve the final pavement smoothness, the Pavement Technology Unit has requested the evaluation and implementation of portable walk-behind pavement surface profile measurement devices that can determine the IRI of intermediate units as requested. After evaluation, the selected portable walk-behind pavement surface profile measurement device will be recommended and implemented by the NJDOT Regional offices to provide on-site support to the asphalt industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $700000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    192 RU8485

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Gresavage, Sue

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Maher, Ali

  • Start Date: 20060101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18570

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462534
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 192 RU8485
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:05PM