Best Practices for Construction and Repair of Bridge Approaches and Departures

The objectives of this project are to: (1) determine the extend of the problem on Florida roadways. Identifying the root causes of fatigue cracking and rutting, and challenges associated with the repair of asphalt pavement transitions between bridge approaches/departures and the roadway, (2) determine the criteria for selection of rehabilitation strategies to alleviate pavement distress near bridge approaches and improve long term smoothness using the International Roughness Index (IRI) criteria, and (3) develop rehabilitation guidelines based on an extensive literature review, assessment of critical issues, and construction industry engagement.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV 25 977-31

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Allick, Wayne

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lu, Qing

      Li, Mingyang

      Gunaratne, Manjriker

    • Start Date: 20160525
    • Expected Completion Date: 20171031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01601261
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV 25 977-31
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 1:19PM