FFY 2006 Research Projects

NETC 06-4

PROJECT TITLE: Preventive Maintenance and Timing of Applications

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S): Walaa S. Mogawer, PI, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Jo Sias Daniel, Co-Pi, University of New Hampshire

PI E-Mail: wmogawer@umassd.edu

STATUS: Active


PROJECT OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project is to understand pavement maintenance techniques and the interrelationship with the timing of their application in New England. In order to accomplish this, the following objectives have been established:

  1. Identify the components of a Pavement Preventive Maintenance (PPM) program.
  2. Evaluate the state-of-the-practice relative to agencies (both US and worldwide) that have demonstrated successful implementation of a pavement preservation program. Identify both single treatment and multi-treatment strategies.
  3. Use current and past projects as appropriate to evaluate techniques that have been successfully used to effectively extend the life of the pavement.
  4. Identify and quantify the factors that influenced the successful implementation of a preservation technique, including time of treatment application in the existing pavement life cycle.
  5. Validate the treatment parameters and methodologies using Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT).
  6. Determine the approximate cost for pavement preservation technique identified.
  7. Develop an implementation pavement preservation manual for distribution to the state and local transportation agencies within the New England states.