Structural Improvement of Flexible Pavements Using Geosynthetics for Base Course Reinforcements

The objective of this project is to determine whether geosynthetics (geogrids and geotextiles) can be used to increase the structural capacity of pavements typically constructed by state departments of transportation (DOTs). To measure in situ stress/strain response of the reinforced material for use in current or future pavement design processes. To determine whether geosynthetics can be used to increase the service life of pavements typically constructed by state DOTs. To compare the performance of base course reinforced pavements subjected to traffic loading during non-frost periods with performance during thaw.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $595000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Mississippi Department of Transportation

    401 North West Street, P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850

    Maine Department of Transportation

    16 Statehouse Station
    Augusta, ME  United States  04333

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Idaho Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7129
    3311 W. State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    2800 Berlin Turnpike
    Newington, CT  United States  06131
  • Project Managers:

    Peabody, Dale

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    Department of the Army, P.O. Box 282
    Hanover, NH  United States  03755
  • Principal Investigators:

    Henry, Karen

  • Start Date: 20120418
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29926

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465770
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(010)
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:05PM