Development of a Preservation Sustainability Framework and Tool

Diminishing funds for transportation infrastructure projects encouraged agencies to develop and implement cost-effective preservation and rehabilitation treatments to maintain pavement serviceability while reducing the backlog in pavement network. The major philosophy of preservation suggests a long-term and cost-effective program applied to a network, not just a single project. Pavement preservation has recently gained wide acceptance among the highway agencies because of its cost-effectiveness and ability to enhance pavement performance. In addition, preservation treatments can provide additional benefits in terms of reducing the environmental impact of pavements. Unlike traditional repair and rehabilitation techniques, preservation treatments result in different cost, performance, and environmental impacts; hence, development of a preservation program for a network requires consideration of these three major determinants: cost, performance, and environmental impact.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

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

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Michigan State University - Center for Pavement Preservation

    2857 Jolly Road
    Okemos, Michigan  United States  48864
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    1105 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 North Matthews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Principal Investigators:

    Al-Qadi, Imad

  • Start Date: 20160815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180814
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662486
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Pavement Preservation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC44
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2018 4:06PM