Implementation of Concrete Pavement Preservation and PCC Surface Characteristics: Tire Pavement Noise Program
- Dale Harrington, Snyder & Associates
- Tom Cackler, 515-515-294-3230, firstname.lastname@example.org (project list)
- Theodore Ferragut
Start date: 01/29/07
End date: 12/31/12
- August 2012, Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics: Key Findings and Guide Specifications 1.59 mb (*pdf)
- July 2008, How to Reduce Tire-Pavement Noise: Interim Better Practices for Constructing and Texturing Concrete Pavement Surfaces 5.1 mb (*pdf)
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Sponsor(s):Federal Highway Administration
Iowa Department of Transportation
About the research
This project will fully implement the PCC Surface Characteristics program by continuing comprehensive data collection on new and existing pavements started in 2005 under the Type 1 and Type 2 experiments through 2009 for time and history data; analyzing the data to identify clear relationships between texture, noise, friction, etc.; developing and evaluating construction specifications of conventional texture techniques including grinding; and developing and evaluating innovative construction techniques that have the potential to significantly reduce noise.