Evaluation of Geosynthetics Use in Pavement Foundation Layers & Their Effects on Design Methods

The overall objective of this research project is to provide IDOT with geotechnical solutions for highway and pavement applications that will advance current practice, and ensure that the pavements in the State of Illinois are constructed to the needed levels of performance, economy and durability, without being overly conservative in thickness. The outcomes of this project will provide recommendations and draft specifications to modify standard practices and update specifications and manuals of IDOT regarding foundation issues that are currently pressing for IDOT.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $198520
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Tutumluer, Erol

    • Start Date: 20180816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210815
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713590
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-193-3
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 12:03PM