Best Practices for Pavement Restoration of Open Cut Utility Installations/Repairs on Local Roadways in Northern Ohio

Transportation agencies frequently encounter the need to repair pavement surfaces that have been cut for the installation or repair of utility services. In municipalities, this is a continuous situation that is magnified when those cuts occur on recently resurfaced pavements. While local public agencies strive to restore the roadway back to its original condition, often the repaired section appears to degrade at a quicker rate than the rest of the pavement. A contributing factor to this could be that the technique utilized to repair the cut was not the most advantageous method. Research is needed to provide local public agencies with the information to apply the best pavement repairs possible. The goal of this research is to identify the best practices for the restoration of open cut utility installations on local roads. The objective is to lay the foundation for determining degradation rates for various pavement repair methods used on local roads. This research is expected to be the first step towards developing a comprehensive matrix for selecting the optimal open cut pavement restoration technique based on specific site parameters, repair performance and longevity, and cost.


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $117,431.45
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Ohio Department of Transportation

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

    Fout, Vicky

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ohio University, Athens

    Athens, OH  United States  45701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Robbins, Mary

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190601
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643945
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 30725, 135520
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2017 1:50PM