Preventive Maintenance and Timing of Applications

Many municipalities throughout New England face the significant challenge of preserving the existing highway pavement structure within the allocated budgetary constraints. Preventative maintenance (PM) strategies implemented at the appropriate time are an effective way to delay accelerated pavement deterioration and to stretch the available limited funds.The purpose of this project is to research existing best practices in the field of preventative pavement maintenance strategies and tailor them specifically to the variety of road conditions in New England, including, but not limited to, different traffic volumes, pavement materials, and northern climates. The purpose of this project is to understand pavement maintenance techniques and the inter-relationship with the timing of their application. In order to meet this, the following objectives have been established: (1) Identify the components of a Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) program. (2) Evaluate the state-of-the-practice relative to agencies (both US and worldwide) that have demonstrated successful implementation of a pavement preservation program. Identify both single treatment and multi-treatment strategies. (3) Use current and past projects as appropriate to evaluate techniques that have been successfully used to effectively extend the life of the pavement. (4) Identify and quantify the factors that influenced the successful implementation of a preservation technique, including time of treatment application in the existing pavement life cycle. (5) Validate the treatment parameters and methodologies using Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT). (6) Determine the approximate cost for pavement preservation technique identified. (7) Develop an implementation pavement preservation manual for distribution to the state and local transportation agencies within the New England states.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    NETC 06-4

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New England Transportation Consortium (NETC)

    University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT  USA  05405
  • Project Managers:

    Hanaway-Corrente, Amanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

    Fall River, MA   
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mogawer, Walaa

  • Start Date: 20130916
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150915
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35800

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01503459
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England Transportation Consortium (NETC)
  • Contract Numbers: NETC 06-4
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 8 2014 1:00AM