Development of a Specification for Porous Asphalt Pavements

Porous asphalt pavements have been used successfully as a means to reduce or eliminate storm water runoff. This is achieved by allowing the storm water to penetrate completely through the asphalt pavement into a stone reservoir, where the water can then percolate into the soil. Porous pavements have been successfully placed at several locations in Connecticut, including the University of Connecticut and the State Capitol in Hartford. However, currently there is no standard specification for the production and placement of porous pavement in Connecticut, leading to duplication of effort and potential difficulties as specifications are developed for each project. The objective of this study is the development of a production and placement specification for porous asphalt pavement, as well as providing design guidelines regarding what conditions are appropriate for this type of pavement. This would include guidelines for the design of the stone reservoir under the pavement as well as the maintenance requirements for the pavement surface. The development of a standard specification for the production and placement of porous pavements will make it easier for Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) as well as other entities such as municipalities to use this material. It will also improve the quality of the material being produced and placed by allowing personnel responsible for the production and placement to better understand the specification requirements.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Connecticut Department of Transportation

      2800 Berlin Turnpike
      Newington, CT  United States  06131
    • Project Managers:

      Connors, Michael

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Connecticut, Storrs

      Connecticut Transportation Institute
      270 Middle Turnpike, Unit 5202
      Storrs, CT  United States  06269-5202
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mahoney, James

    • Start Date: 20160725
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01607481
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-2300
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 9 2016 9:53AM