New Mexico Pavement Life Expectancy

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has identified the need to determine how long pavements on New Mexico facilities are actually lasting. For example, a Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) must assume a pavement performance period for all pavement reconstruction,rehabilitation, and pavement preservation projects. If the assumed pavement lives are not accurate,the resulting analysis is worthless. Actual pavement performances also needed in Pavement Management Systems analysis, such as health-of-the-network projections,and if assumed pavement performance is not accurate,then the analysis are not useful. Research is needed to study how long pavements are actually lasting on New Mexico highways, to determine the causes for premature failure or service lives extending beyond design lives, and to identify system improvements in design, construction and maintenance to address this condition.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $115,000
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Mexico Department of Transportation Research Bureau

    7500B Pan American Freeway NE
    Albuquerque, New Mexico  United States  87122
  • Performing Organizations:

    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

    Las Cruces, NM  United States  88003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jiang, Ruinan

    Zhang, Jie

    Bandini, Paola

  • Start Date: 20080605
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100506
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28783

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463419
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: C05169, NM08MNT-02
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:28PM