Evaluation of the Long-Term Durability of Joints Cut Using Early-Entry Saws on Rigid Pavements

This project will establish the current national state-of-the-practice regarding the use of early entry sawing for concrete pavements, and discuss how it differ from Illinois Department of Transportation's (IDOT's) current conventional wet sawing technique. Differences in freeze-thaw durability and resistance to deicers between conventionally sawed joints and early entry sawed joints will be determined. Based on the collected data, is will be determined whether the early entry saw technique is viable for IDOT work.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  USA  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Applied Pavement Technology, Incorporated

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

      Smith, Kurt

      Van Dam, Thomas

    • Start Date: 20081101
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24780

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01464033
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-63
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:34PM