Designing Sustainable Porous Pavements for Northern Communities

Stormwater runoff from traditional, non-porous pavement systems--including parking lots--significantly pollutes our rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Alternative porous pavement systems allow polluted water to pass through into the natural sub-base thereby reducing the quantity of stormwater and potentially improving water quality. This UVM research project is characterizing the suitability of porous concrete pavements for northern communities. Research focuses on an instrumented park and ride facility built by VTrans in Randolph, Vermont. In addition to the basic mix design, of particular interest are the effects of factors such as freeze-thaw, wear and tear, and winter maintenance on the system properties. These determinations can then lead to development of more appropriate mix design specifications for our region. A numerical model for the overall system (pavement, sub-grade and sub-base) will be developed and will allow results to be transferred to other locations.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $95820.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT06-G-0018

    027685

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Troy, Austin

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dewoolkar, Mandar

  • Start Date: 20080701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 20488

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569203
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 027685
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2015 1:01AM