Measuring Faulting on Jointed Concrete Pavements

On an annual basis, TxDOT collects most of its required distress information through a contracted vendor. However, faulting, one of the essential distresses, is estimated from longitudinal profile data, which is neither reliable nor accurate enough for establishing performance measures. Recent reforms enacted by MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) include transitioning to a performance-based program, including establishing national performance goals for Federal-aid highway programs. The FAST Act (Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act) continues this performance management approach, within which states invest resources in projects that collectively will make progress toward national goals. The FAST Act shortens the timeframe for states and metropolitan planning organizations to make progress toward meeting performance targets under the National Highway Performance Program and clarifies the significant progress timeline for the Highway Safety Improvement Program performance targets. It is under this framework that the research team will develop a reliable measurement system to identify, measure, and calculate faulting on all jointed concrete pavements (JCP). In particular, this project has the objective of developing a system to collect and verify faulting data of JCP in an accurate manner at highway speeds during daylight conditions. This project will deliver end products to meet a TRL Level 8.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $499769
  • 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:

    Adediwura, Jade

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prozzi, Jorge

  • Start Date: 20191217
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230831

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744098
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7060
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2020 4:31PM