A Method to Access the Use of New and Recycled Materials in Pavements

The growing need for increased use of recycled as well as new materials in pavements has emerged due to the continuous decrease in natural resources and increased impact that the current state of practice has on the environment. Many transportation agencies are striving to make their practices and policies more "sustainable". Sustainable construction practices have been favored by the Federal and State Departments of Transportation (DOT's) as well as industry. However, the impacts of using new and recycled materials in pavements - particularly on long-term pavement durability and performance - are often unknown. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) does not have a system in place for evaluating any new or recycled materials as it relates to performance. This research will help identify methodologies to effectively determine the impacts of new recycled materials in pavement design and create a system for evaluating those materials.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      2013-0066 Z1


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Van Wagoner Building
      425 W. Ottawa Street
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Project Managers:

      Maack, Nathan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Michigan State University, East Lansing

      Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      Institute for Community Development
      East Lansing, MI  United States  48824-1226
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kutay, Muhammed Emin

    • Start Date: 20131001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150430
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35788

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01566141
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2013-0066 Z1, OR14-008
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 11 2015 1:01AM