Extending Service Life of Concrete Sidewalks Exposed to Extreme Weather Conditions through Internal Conditioning and Improved Workmanship

Deterioration, such as scaling, of concrete sidewalks is one of the most urgent challenges that need to be tackled. While extensive research efforts, including the incorporation of chemical and mineral admixtures, modified mixture design and curing treatment, have been performed, there still exist significant gaps and issues in developing truly durable concrete. MassDOT is seeking to improve the quality and durability of concrete to address the statewide deterioration challenges of the currently used concrete sidewalks under the extreme weather conditions of Massachusetts with an objective to reduce the significant maintenance and reconstruction costs.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $180,000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation

      10 Park Plaza
      Boston, MA  United States  02116
    • Start Date: 20191018
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01719614
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 18 2019 4:14PM