Quantification of the Impact of a Road's Condition on Emissions

The scope of this project involves quantifying the impact of roadway conditions on vehicular emissions and developing detailed guidance to assist Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in improving maintenance strategies to reduce these emissions. The researchers will quantify the vehicular emissions associated with different conditions of flexible pavement, continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP), and jointed concrete pavement (JCP), and evaluate the effectiveness of different maintenance strategies in reducing emissions on these roadways. The researchers will use this information to develop a model to identify roadway sections that will qualify for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program funds on maintenance projects.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Odell, Wade

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas State University, San Marcos

    JCK Building, Suite 489
    San Marcos, TX  United States 

    University of Texas, El Paso

    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
    500 W. University Avenue
    El Paso, Texas  United States  79968-0587
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chang, Carlos

  • Start Date: 20140729
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39932

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01567203
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6808
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2015 1:00AM