Cost Effectiveness of Pavement Treatments

  • Allen, David (PI)

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OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this research are to: 1) detennine the cost effectiveness of current treatments and evaluate any experimental projects using existing data; 2) recommend methods of determining remaining service life; and 3) develop a standard for service life extension based on a particular treatment. BACKGROUND: The utilization of a variety of pavement maintenance treatments are being used more widely throughout the country and in Kentucky. It is anticipated that the use ofthese techniques would improve the overall performance of pavements and allow for the best utilization of available resources. This research will document the potential performance improvement which might be expected for various treatments. To have a true pavement management system we need to do forecasting and focus on remaining service life. In order to do that, we need to know the effectiveness of the things we are currently doing. As the Cabinet continues to implement their new Pavement Management System, this type of information will be critical to allow for the stabilization of the highway network, by eliminating peaks and valleys in the desired levels of performance. This information will also assist the Cabinet in their implementation of a Pavement Preservation Program, which will focus on improving the remaining service life by addressing the pavements which have the best costbenefit, rather than always addressing the worst-first scenario. FY 2007 PROPOSED WORK: It is expected that considerable progress will be made on determining the cost effectiveness of current treatments and the evaluation of experimental projects during the 2007 fiscal year. PROGRAMMED COST FY 2007: TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $100,000 $350,000
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/07


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