Cost/Benefit Analysis of the Effectiveness of Crack Sealing Techniques

The main objective of this study is to compare the cost effectiveness of different crack sealing methods. A literature study will be conducted to recognize the state-of-the-art practices regarding construction techniques. Crack sealing performance data of Minnesota asphalt pavements will be collected through an electronic survey, field visits, and face-to-face interviews with the field engineers. The cost effectiveness of crack sealing methods will be studied by comparing the net present value (NPV) of different pavement preservation alternatives performed with different crack sealing methods. A draft recommendation will be developed on the selection criteria of crack sealing methods. Crack sealing method can be selected as a function of pavement type, functional condition, pavement age, and traffic characteristics etc.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $108,504.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    1003325 WO#24

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
  • Managing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Project Managers:

    Holdhusen, Bruce

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota, Duluth

    Swenson College of Civil Engineering
    1405 University Drive
    Duluth, MN  United States  55812
  • Principal Investigators:

    Barman, Manik

  • Start Date: 20170710
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01644041
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#24
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2017 12:59PM