Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 51-16. Maintenance and Surface Preparation Activities Prior to Pavement Preservation Treatments

Pavement preservation ensures that roads last longer at a lower cost compared to traditional pavement rehabilitation. Most departments of transportation (DOTs) have established pavement preservation programs. However, even when the right treatment for the right road at the right time is identified, preliminary maintenance and surface preparation activities are often required to ensure that the preservation treatment will perform successfully. These proactive maintenance and surface preparation activities can include crack sealing, patching, leveling, drainage repair, rut filling or removal, and concrete repairs. The objective of this synthesis is to document the types of maintenance and surface preparation activities performed by DOTs before pavement preservation treatments are applied. The synthesis will include both concrete and asphalt pavement preservation treatments. Information will be collected through literature review, survey of DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. The survey should be directed to the DOT voting members of the AASHTO Committee on Maintenance. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 51-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

    115 West Main Street, Suite 400
    Urbana, Illinois  United States  61801
  • Principal Investigators:

    Peshkin, David

  • Start Date: 20190925
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704617
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 51-16
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2019 3:09PM