Texturing of Concrete Pavements

Tining--a means of texturing newly constructed concrete pavements--is generally performed to enhance pavement-surface macrotexture to improve pavement-surface frictional characteristics and reduce potential for hydroplaning, skidding, and wet-weather crashes. However, there is a concern that the use of tining has evolved without adequate consideration of the effects on noise generation, long-term durability, smoothness, constructibility, pavement serviceability, and cost effectiveness. In addition, there are other options for texturing concrete pavements that might provide better performance and yield environmental and economic benefits. There are no widely accepted guidelines or procedures for identifying and selecting methods of texturing concrete pavements that consider relevant technical, environmental, economic, and safety issues. Research is needed to develop a rational procedure for use by highway agency personnel in identifying and selecting appropriate texturing methods for concrete pavements. The objective of this research is to recommend appropriate methods for texturing concrete pavements for specific applications and ranges of climatic, site, and traffic conditions. These methods shall include tining and other means of texturing fresh and hardened concrete for the purpose of enhancing surface frictional characteristics.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-67

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Research Associates, Incorporated

    115 West Main Street, Suite 400
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hall, Jim

  • Start Date: 20040820
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8993

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463121
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-67
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:17PM