Best Construction Practices for Longitudinal Joint Construction and Compaction

The overall goal of this research is to identify best practices for construction of longitudinal joints in asphalt pavements in South Carolina. The final product of the research will include a guide of best practices for construction of longitudinal joints and recommendations for revisions to the current specification related to joint construction. These products will have the potential to enhance the quality of South Carolina’s transportation infrastructure at a lower life-cycle cost than under the present practices by minimizing premature pavement failure at longitudinal joints. The results from this project will provide South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and asphalt paving contractors with information that can be used to construct longer-lasting asphalt pavements by improving the integrity of longitudinal joints.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    SPR 728

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    955 Park Street
    P.O. Box 191
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Clemson University

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
  • Principal Investigators:

    Putman, Bradley

  • Start Date: 20160515
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170915
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608018
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR 728
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2016 3:06PM