Web-Based Assistance Tool to Reduce Pavement Damage by Overweight and Oversize Vehicles

The number of oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicles and associated vehicle miles of travel have increased over the past several years, resulting in a significant increase in the number of permits issued. The permitting process is a complex procedure that involves route validation based on the size and weight of the permit vehicle and the constraints and conditions of specified routes. However, the vehicle permitting process is not very efficient and routing of OS/OW vehicles could significantly reduce road damage. This project will develop a web-based routing assistance tool to optimize the OW/OS routes based on the historical and expected number of repetitions of super heavy loads. The anticipated product of this research will be a digitalized origin-destination and routing map of OW/OS vehicles with information regarding load types, historical and expected usage, pavement condition, and indications of number of repetitions and suggested time for maintenance. The objectives of this project are to (1) analyze historical data with respect to the dimension and weight of the OW/OS vehicles, their origin and destination, permitted routes, and frequency of routes; (2) develop an electronic Origin Destination (OD) Matrix and a digitalized Route Map on the basis of historical records; (3) integrate pavement data and projected damage by OW/OS vehicles into the database and visualize the information on the digital map; and (4) develop a web-based optimal routing algorithm as a supplement tool to existing routing systems.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $119583.00
    • Contract Numbers:


      SPTC 14.1-45

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Texas Tech University, Lubbock

      2500 Broadway
      Lubbock, TX  United States  70409

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas Tech University, Lubbock

      2500 Broadway
      Lubbock, TX  United States  70409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Senadheera, Sanjaya

      Liu, Hongchao

    • Start Date: 20140801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160731
    • Source Data: RiP Project 37466

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01543122
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southern Plains Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC36, SPTC 14.1-45
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 7 2014 1:00AM