Field Implementation of the Texas Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Process in Six TxDOT Districts

The purpose of this project is to expedite the implementation of the Texas Mechanistic-Empirical (TxME) pavement design program recently developed in Project 0-6622--Implementation of a Texas Mechanistic-Empirical Thickness Design System (TexME) completed in August 2013. This new system provides more realistic and longer lasting pavement designs. This project will familiarize the districts with the complete ME design process that entails enhanced material inputs, as well as enhanced traffic, climate, and reliability inputs. Additionally, it will demonstrate the advantages of using enhanced design inputs to show variations in performance life when premium materials, load spectrum and local climate data are used. The Performing Agency shall use these experiences to develop training workshop materials and present a pilot training workshop to the Project Team and the six selected districts incorporating the enhanced training materials.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $647,350.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

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

    Pete, Kevin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hu, Sheng

  • Start Date: 20150423
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39993

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569073
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 5-6622-01
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:45AM