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Guidelines for the Preservation of High-Traffic-Volume Roadways (R26)

Challenge

For years, transportation agencies have successfully extended the life of certain types of roads by applying pavement preservation techniques. However, to realize the benefits of these techniques for a broader range of roadways, agencies need a systematic approach that takes into account a variety of road conditions and proper timing of treatments to reduce negative traffic impact.

Solution

SHRP2 has developed a series of guidelines and technical summaries to help transportation agencies match roadway conditions to specific preservation strategies. Two documents, Guidelines for the Preservation of High-Traffic-Volume Roadways and Preservation Approaches for High-Traffic-Volume Roadways, can help transportation agencies identify the best options and the proper timing to apply pavement preservation techniques to a variety of roadway conditions including different traffic volumes.

Benefits

The improved pavement preservation strategies found within SHRP2’s guidelines and technical summaries reduce both the duration of maintenance and rehabilitation projects. Transportation agencies can realize long-term cost savings by increasing pavement service life and extending the timeframe between expensive, large-scale rehabilitation projects.

In the Field

State Project Description Activity Contact
Arizona Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Kevin Robertson
Arizona Department of Transportation
krobertson2@azdot.gov
Delaware Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in two new projects Lead Adopter Jennifer Pinkerton
Delaware Department of Transportation
jennifer.pinkerton@state.de.us
District of Columbia Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Thomas Van
FHWA
thomas.van@dot.gov
Georgia Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in three new projects Lead Adopter Chuck Hasty
Georgia Department of Transportation
chasty@dot.ga.gov
Kentucky Implementation Assistance Program - Transportation Cabinet currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Greg Garner
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
greg.garner@ky.gov
Maine Implementation Assistance Program - DOT planning for three new projects User Incentive Denis Lovely
Maine Department of Transportation
emory.lovely@maine.gov
Massachusetts Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in one new project with four R26 technologies Lead Adopter Jennifer Slesinger
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
jennifer.slesinger@state.ma.us
Minnesota Implementation Assistance Program - DOT/MnRoad currently engaged in one new project Lead Adopter Jerry Geib
Minnesota Department of Transportation - MnRoad
jerry.geib@state.mn.us
Missouri Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation
jennifer.harper@modot.mo.gov
Pennsylvania Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in three new projects Lead Adopter Thomas Van
FHWA
thomas.van@dot.gov
Rhode Island Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Thomas Van
FHWA
thomas.van@dot.gov
Tennessee Implementation Assistance Program - DOT planning for four new projects User Incentive Mark Woods
Tennessee Department of Transportation
mark.woods@tn.gov
Washington Implementation Assistance Program - DOT currently engaged in four new projects Lead Adopter Jeff Uhlmeyer
Washington State Department of Transportation
uhlmeyj@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Implementation Assistance Program - DOT planning for four new projects User Incentive Jed Peters
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
jed.peters@dot.wi.gov

Field activities also performed in Colorado, Maryland and Ohio during the research phase.

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