Accelerated Performance Testing on the 2021 NCAT Pavement Test Track with MnROAD Research Partnership

The primary objectives of the pooled fund project described herein will be: (1) Constructing experimental pavements on the existing 1.7-mile NCAT test oval and the MnROAD mainline bypass that are representative of in-service roadways on the open transportation infrastructure; (2) Applying accelerated performance truck traffic after construction for the duration of the 3-year research cycle; (3) Assessing/comparing the functional and structural field performance of trafficked sections on a regular basis via surface and subsurface measures; (4) Validating/calibrating new and existing methodologies for analysis and design using pavement surface condition, pavement load response, precise traffic and environmental logging, and cumulative damage; (5) Correlating field results with laboratory data for both mix and structural performance; and (6) Answering practical questions posed by research sponsors through formal (i.e., reports and technical papers) and informal (e.g., one-on-one responses to sponsor inquiries) technology transfer. For example, can pavement thickness be reduced as a result of the addition of premium mix additives, and if so does the thickness reduction offset the additional cost of construction?


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $13376748
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    600 West Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Mississippi Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850

    North Dakota Department of Transportation

    608 East Boulevard Avenue
    Bismarck, ND  United States  58505-0700

    Texas Department of Transportation

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

    Virginia Department of Transportation

    1408 E Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    955 Park Street
    P.O. Box 191
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191

    Oklahoma Transportation

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Research Center
    605 Suwannee Street MS-30
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Blvd.
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130
  • Project Managers:

    Dixon, Kidada

  • Start Date: 20210301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01759053
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(469)
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2020 8:42AM