Start date: 01/29/07
End date: 12/31/12
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.
- Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics: Key Findings and Guide Specifications (1.59 mb pdf) August 2012
- How to Reduce Tire-Pavement Noise: Interim Better Practices for Constructing and Texturing Concrete Pavement Surfaces (5.1 mb pdf) July 2008
- Federal Highway Administration
- Iowa Department of Transportation