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
  • Funding: $67500
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Romero, Pedro

  • Start Date: 20150731
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • 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