Pavement Design for Local Roads and Streets

The primary goal of this proposal is to develop a simple to use tool that would allow a local agency to develop a mechanistic-empirical design for lower volume (<1,000 vpd) highways. The primary focus would be for pavement overlays and rehabilitation. The current tools available use older empirical only methodologies or require overly complicated data inputs. The requires working with local agencies to understand their capacity for data collection; determination of the critical factors that can be accounted for by a local agency; factors that are not available and need to be set up as defaults; and the allowable error of a local pavement design. The final product will be a tool in spreadsheet form that would allow a highway manager without engineering background to determine a reasonable pavement design. The tool will also provide information on when a professional engineer should be involved due to site conditions, traffic, or other critical factors. The final design tool will be shared with the entire local highway community.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $97174
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      New York State County Highway Superintendents Association

      Onieda County and Chemung County, New York  United States 

      Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

      Rutgers University
      100 Brett Road
      Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
    • Project Managers:

      Davis, Dennis

      Avery, Andy

      Szary, Patrick

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cornell Local Roads Program

      416 Riley-Robb Hall
      Ithaca, NY  United States  14853-5701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Orr, David

    • Start Date: 20181001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01684099
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG11
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 24 2018 11:58AM