Prevention of Low Temperature Cracking of Pavement

Cracking of asphalt pavements is the primary distress affecting highways in the Mountain Plains States. This results in increased maintenance costs and premature deterioration of the pavement structure. Just in the state of Utah, over $20 million dollars are spend in rehabilitation of the highways; controlling cracking in pavements can potentially extend the life of the highway by 3-5 years resulting in 20% reduction of maintenance for a savings of $4 million per year.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City

    College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84112-0561
  • Principal Investigators:

    Romero, Pedro

  • Start Date: 20150731
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: MPC-496

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579918
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2015 5:08PM