Alternative Materials Investigation for Selective Use of Permeable Pavements Outside of State Highway Travel Lanes and Shoulders

The term permeable pavement is used to describe any one of several stormwater quality best management practice pavements that allow movement of water into the layers below the pavement surface. These pavements are typically installed for light vehicle parking areas, not for roadway installations, high speed, or heavy traffic. This research will provide a side-by-side comparison of two slotted concrete pavement installations, featuring two different water quality treatment methods below the pavement. The key difference between the two pavements will be that one incorporates a sand layer to clean the runoff via filtering, while the other will rely solely on settling and subsequent aerobic digestion by a biological film of microorganisms. The study will evaluate the wearing courses with regard to clogging propensity, ease of maintenance, durability, and surface infiltration rate decay over time.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Colorado Department of Transportation

      4201 East Arkansas Avenue
      Denver, CO  USA  80222
    • Project Managers:

      Roeder, Bryan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Urban Drainage & Flood Control District

      2480 West 26th Ave, Ste. 156-B
      Denver, CO  USA  80211
    • Start Date: 20120718
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140530
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33346

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01503807
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 12.00
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 18 2014 1:00AM