Pavement Performance Measures and Forecasting, and the Effects of Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategy on Treatment Effectiveness

While many researches were carried out to study the efficacy of the pavement maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) activities, there remains a great need for improved understanding of how maintenance and rehabilitation treatments perform in series and over the pavement life.  This project aims at advancing the state of knowledge in estimating pavement performance, selecting cost-effective pavement treatment strategy, and extending the life of the pavement structure. The anticipated outcomes from this research are described as follows. (1) Developing simplified and implementable but advanced analyses techniques for: • Establishing pavement condition classification system that accurately reflects the true pavement conditions and rates of deterioration and can be used in the determination of the optimum (most cost effective) treatment application timing. • Studying and communicating the effects of various pavement treatment strategies on the life-cycle cost and longevity of the pavement structures. • Assessing the roles of pavement maintenance, preservation and rehabilitation on the longevity of the pavement structures and the agency life-cycle costs. • Estimating the remaining service life (RSL) (2 and 3) and the new remaining service interval (RSI) of damaged pavement sections. (2) Linking the analyses results and the pavement performance measures of the various Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) test sections for widespread use by the various State highway agencies (SHAs). (3) Enhancing the selection of cost-effective series of pavement maintenance, preservation, and rehabilitation actions (the long-term (lifecycle) pavement treatment strategy) that are needed over the life of the pavement systems to maximize their longevity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Long-Term Pavement Performance


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Jiang, Jane

  • Performing Organizations:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    East Lansing, MI  United States  48824
  • Principal Investigators:

    Baladi, Gilbert

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160329
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01577147
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2015 11:25AM