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Pavement Research

Pavement research is conducted to keep current with pavement issues in the areas of asphalt, concrete, pavement construction, pavement evaluation, pavement smoothness, and traffic.   


Cooperative Pavement Research

 

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Subject Title
Asphalt WA-RD 445.1 Rubberized Asphalt Open Graded Friction Course - October 1997
Asphalt WA-RD 692.1 Performance of Class 3/4 Inch Dense Graded HMA Pavements In Washington State - September 2008
Asphalt WA-RD 504.1 Stone Matrix Asphalt - SR 524, 64th Avenue West to I-5 - November 2000 
Asphalt Recommendations for Extending Asphalt Pavement Life within Washington State - May 2017
Asphalt SPR 680 Open-Graded Wearing Courses in The Pacific Northwest - June 2011
Asphalt WA-RD 697.1 NovaChip: SR-17, City of Soap Lake, MP 75.44 to MP 76.15 - May 2008
Asphalt WA-RD 476.1 Construction-Related Asphalt Concrete Pavement Temperature Differentials and the Corresponding Density Differentials - July 2001
Quieter Pavement  WA-RD 749.2 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of Open-Graded Friction Courses - Project 3 - Final Report - July 2013
Quieter Pavement  WA-RD 817.1 Summary Report on the Performance of Open-Graded Friction Course Quieter Pavements - September 2013
Asphalt WA-RD 723.1 Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt - April 2009
Asphalt WA-RD 723.2 Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt - Final Report - November 2014
Asphalt WA-RD 710.1 Evaluation of Trinidad Lake Asphalt Overlay Performance - September 2008
Asphalt WA-RD 710.2 Evaluation of Trinidad Lake Asphalt Overlay Performance - Final Report - July 2014
Asphalt
WA-RD 789.1 Evaluation of the Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt in Washington State - October 2012
Concrete WA-RD 795.1 Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Dowel Bar Evaluation - September 2012
Asphalt WA-RD 788.1 Evaluation of Tyregrip High-Friction Surfacing - June 2012
Concrete WA-RD 826.1 Evaluation of Recycled Concrete as Aggregate in New Concrete Pavements - April 2014
Concrete
WA-RD 637.2 Performance of Concrete Pavements with Longitudinal Tining, Transverse Tining, and Carpet Drag Finish - May 2012
Concrete WA-RD 530.1 High Performance Concrete Durability Assessment - December 2001
Pavement Evaluation WA-RD 657.2 Wear Resistant Pavement Study - June 2009
Concrete  WA-RD 767.1 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of the Next Generation Concrete Surface - April 2011
Pavement Design  WA-RD 779.1 Use of the 1993 AASHTO Guide, MEPDG and Historical Performance to Update the WSDOT Pavement Design Catalog - November 2011
Concrete WA-RD 576.2 Dowel Bar Retrofit - Do's and Don'ts - March 2009
Concrete - Polyester  WA-RD 797.1 Polyester Polymer Concrete Overlay - February 2013
Concrete WA-RD 728.1 Evaluation of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement With High Slag Content Cement - June 2009
Concrete WA-RD 767.2 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of the Next Generation Concrete Surface: Final Report - February 2014
Concrete Pavements and Studded Tires (pdf 1.99 mb)
Pavement
Smoothness
WA-RD 538.1 A Statistical Analysis of Factors Associated with Driver-Perceived Road Roughness on Urban Highways - June 2002
Pavement Evaluation WA-RD 586.1 Feasibility of Backcalculation Procedures Based on Dynamic Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Response Data - June 2005
Asphalt WA-RD 760.1 Use of a Double Chip Seal to Correct a Flushing Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement in Washington State - April 2011
Asphalt  WA-RD 798.1 Pavement Edge Treatment - February 2013
Asphalt WA-RD 693.1 Brief History of the Performance of Rubberized Pavements in Washington State - June 2008
Chip Seal WA-RD 837.1 WSDOT Chip Seals - Optimal Timing, Design, and Construction Considerations - December 2014
Chip Seal WA-RD 841.1 Chip Seal Performance Measures - Best Practices - March 2015
Chip Seal WA-RD 760.2 Use of a Double Chip Seal to Correct a Flushing Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement in Washington State - Final Report - September 2016
Asphalt WA-RD 851.1 Kwik Bond Polymers® High Friction Surface Treatment - December 2015
Concrete WA-RD 852.1 Pervious Concrete Parking Strips - February 2016
Asphalt/Recycle WA-RD 738.1 Evaluation of Hot-In-Place Recycle - June 2010
Asphalt/Recycle WA-RD 738.2 Long-term Pavement Performance of a Hot In-Place Recycling Project - Final Report - August 2016
Quieter Pavement WA-RD 749.2 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of Open-Graded Friction Courses - Project 3 Final Report- October 2016
Quieter Pavement Quieter Pavement Evaluation
Concrete WA-RD 637.1 Performance of a Portland Cement Concrete Pavement with Carpet Drag Finish - September 2006
Quieter Pavement WA-RD 683.1 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of Open-Graded Friction Courses - March 2008
Quieter Pavement  WA-RD 683.2 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of Open-Graded Friction Courses - June 2012
Quieter Pavement WA-RD 691.2 Evaluation of the Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of Open-Graded Friction Courses - Project 2 - June 2012
Concrete  WA-RD 814.1 Concrete Pavement Noise - July 2013
Concrete WA-RD 728.2 Evaluation of Portland Cement Concrete with High Slag Content Cement - October 2013
Quieter Pavement WA-RD 691.1 Evaluation of Long-Term Pavement Performance and Noise Characteristics of Open-Graded Friction Courses - Project 2 - March 2008
Pavement Preservation Pavement Preservation Report to the Legislature - September 2010 (pdf 3.5 mb)
Concrete WA-RD 698.1 Use of the Maturity Method In Accelerated PCCP Construction - April 2009
Concrete WA-RD 503.1 PCCP Intersections Design and Construction - May 2007
Concrete WA-RD 663.1 Combined Aggregate Gradation As A Solution for Studded Tire Wear on PCCP - January 2007
Concrete WA-RD 666.1 Performance of a Portland Cement Concrete Pavement - April 2007)
Concrete WA-RD 663.2 Combined Aggregate Gradation as a Method for Mitigating Studded Tire Wear on PCCP - June 2009
Concrete WA-RD 658.2 Studded Tire Wear Resistance of PCC Pavements with Special Mix Designs - February 2011

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Pavement Technotes and Folios

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Subject Title
Folio Legal Load Limits, Overweight Loads and Pavements and Bridges Folio - June 2006 (pdf 736 kb)
Folio Quieter Pavements Tests: The Story So Far Folio - March 2009 (pdf 886 kb)
Folio  Quieter Pavement Performance in Washington - October 2013 (pdf 2.97 mb)
Folio Quieter Pavements Folio - April 2006 (pdf 471 kb)
Folio  Dowel Bars for New and Existing Concrete Pavement Folio - March 2013 (pdf 1.78 mb)
Folio Sustainability: Highway Materials - March 2011 (pdf 476 kb)
Folio Summary of Results for Mitigating Damage Caused By Studded Tires on Concrete Pavements Folio - January 2007 (pdf 783 kb)
Technote Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) Technologies - March 2012 (pdf 1.24 mb)
Technote Constructability Software for Pavement Rehabilitation Strategies - February 2005 (pdf 767.7 kb)
Technote Design and Construction of Concrete Intersections - September 2001 (pdf 585.0 kb)
Technote Dowel Bar Retrofit - January 2007 (pdf 3.95 mb)
Technote Elimination of Temperature and Density Differentials: The Cyclic Density Specification - April 2004 (pdf 459.9 kb)
Technote Factors Affecting HMA Permeability - February 2005 (pdf 732.5 kb)
Technote Longitudinal Joint Construction Techniques - February 2003 (pdf 1.6 mb)
Technote Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) - September 2000 (pdf 1.8 mb)
Technote Superpave Performance and Cost Comparison - July 2004 (pdf 387.8 kb)
Technote Issues Related to Tack Coat - March 2003 (pdf 465.4 kb)
Technote Use of Rock Cap Material as a Capillary Break - March 2003 (pdf 1.5 mb)
Video WSDOT R26 Project (SR 97A Hot Chip Seal 2014)
Video Accelerated Construction of Urban Intersections with Portland Cement Concrete Video (wmv 54mb)

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