Implementation of Pavement Rehabilitation and Design Strategy for Heavy Loads in Energy Development Areas

The research team will assist TxDOT’s Pavement Analysis and Design Branch to provide support to TxDOT Districts requiring pavement designs in areas known to experience a high volume of overloaded trucks. The research team will perform the following support activities-1)Compare the advanced design recommendations with those obtained using traditional methods (FPS21) and 2)Complete at least five (5) projects for various impacted TxDOT Districts around Texas, including, but not limited to Laredo, Corpus Christi, Odessa and Austin. In each of these designs, the research team will use realistic load spectra along with advanced materials characterization data and the performance prediction models developed and partially validated in the research studies. The Performing Agency will use the data generated in the five (5) projects to develop and teach implementation workshops for TxDOT District designers. The Performing Agency will teach training schools in a minimum of four (4) Districts and have the results readily available for presentation at TxDOT Annual Construction and Maintenance Conferences.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Dassi, Martin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhou, Fujie

  • Start Date: 20190506
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: TxDOT Research Library

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744081
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 5-6839-01
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2020 1:17PM