Pavement Surface Properties Consortium - Managing the Pavement Properties for Improved Safety

The main objective of the pooled-fund program of research has been to conduct applied research focused on enhancing the level of service provided by the roadway transportation system by optimizing pavement surface characteristics. Phase I of the study included regular verification and validation of the participant's equipment, opportunities for technology transfer, and the accumulation of a significant body of knowledge on the measurement of pavement surface properties. Practical and tangible results were documented and disseminated though a large number of publications listed in the Phase 1 Outcomes (see study Documents). Examples of technologies that were evaluated as part of this program include high-friction surfaces (HFS) and Continuous Friction Measuring Equipment (CFME). HFS treatments have been adopted as a low-cost countermeasure as part of the Every-day-Counts Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) program. CFME's are currently being used to support the development of a new generation of friction management programs. Phase II of the program continues to support the member's effort to produce high-quality surface properties measurements but focuses on supporting the enhancing and adoption of emerging friction and macrotexture measurement technologies and the integration of these measurements into the next generation of pavement asset management systems. The focus will be on developing and deploying asset management approaches and tools that help improve the safety of road networks by reducing the number of crashes and related fatalities. It will also seek participation of industry through the pooled-fund or an industrial affiliate program.


  • English


  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $832181
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

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

    Virginia Department of Transportation

    1401 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Mississippi Department of Transportation

    401 North West Street, P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    No. 2 Capitol Sqaure
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30334-1002

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    2800 Berlin Turnpike
    Newington, CT  United States  06131

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    McGhee, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20170222
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42058

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01626350
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(345)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2017 1:00AM