Evaluation of Alternative Rumble Strip Designs

Kentucky’s centerline rumble strip design was selected over 15 years when there was limited experience with rumble strip implementation in the state. The state’s centerline rumble strips and edge line rumble strips at the time had been developed using designs from other states. Since Kentucky’s adoption of its initial rumble strip designs, additional research/experimentation in other states has resulted in the use of alternative designs such as shallower cut rumble strips and sinusoidal/mumble strips. Applying these alternative designs in Kentucky could improve rumble performance, reduce damage to new pavement, decrease noise pollution, and allow the reinstallation of rumbles on thin overlays/microsurfacing.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $80000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 20-595

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Staats, William

    • Start Date: 20190701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01711192
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 20-595
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 17 2019 1:37PM