Impact of Freight Movement Trends on Highway Pavement Infrastructure

The objective of this research project is to investigate the impacts of national freight traffic trends and projections on the pavement infrastructure. The outcome will be a map of the major transportation corridors that identifies critical locations where projected freight trends may have the strongest negative impact on the transportation infrastructure. The proposed work is limited in scope to the pavement performance, but may provide insight into other parts of the transportation infrastructure. This objective will be accomplished through the following 6 tasks: (1) Literature Review; (2) Developing Correlations between Traffic Volume, Loads, and Composition; (3) Identifying Pavement Design Information; (4) Predicting Pavement Performance with the Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) Design/Analysis Tool; (5) Developing "Hot Spots" Map for Freight Impacts on Highway Infrastructure; (6) Final Reporting.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Transportation Center @ Maryland

    1173 Glenn L. Martin Hall
    University of Maryland
    College Park, Maryland  United States  20742
  • Project Managers:

    Zhang, Lei

  • Performing Organizations:

    Arizona State University, Tempe

    Tempe, AZ  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Underwood, Shane

  • Start Date: 20140301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575252
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Center @ Maryland
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC30
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2015 1:43AM