Sustainable Mitigation of Stormwater Runoff through Fully Permeable Pavement

Sustainability and cost effectiveness in infrastructure development have received significant attention in recent times. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is interested in the development of fully permeable pavement designs for use in areas that carry heavy truck traffic, as a potential stormwater best management practice (BMP) to provide low-impact infrastructure and efficient system operation. Fully permeable pavement is a contemporary design approach in which each layer of the pavement is permeable and stores water, thereby avoiding the adverse effects of stormwater on receiving waters. An innovative design methodology was developed based on a mechanistic-empirical design approach by the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC). To validate and calibrate the newly developed design method, two test sections comprised of porous asphalt and pervious concrete pavement were constructed at California State University, Long Beach. Test sections showed reliable performance in terms of pavement distresses after 15 months of traffic. The collected data from the strain gages and pressure cells revealed that the asphalt section has experienced more stress and strain in comparison to the concrete section. The collected data will be used to validate and calibrate the pavement structural design procedure.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $ $89,134.06
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0527 TO 024

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Project Managers:

    Provost, Leanne

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Principal Investigators:

    Saadeh, Shadi

  • Start Date: 20160401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170915
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180319
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579733
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0527 TO 024
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2015 3:01PM