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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-06-0022
Project Name:   Operations Support for Concrete Pavement Roadmap
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 20, 2006
End Date:  June 30, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  Ardani
First Name:  Ahmad
Telephone:  202-493-3422
E-mail:  ahmad.ardani@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Pavement Materials Team [HRDI-10]
Program:   Innovative Pavement Research and Deployment
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   This is a continuation of the Concrete Pavement Road Map administrative/operations support activity funded by Federal Highway Administration and several States under the State Planning and Research Transportation Pooled Fund program. The ongoing support is being provided by Iowa State University's National Concrete Pavement Technology Center under a task order for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. The contract calls for support services to enable efficient execution of the Concrete Pavement Road Map research and technology plan that was developed in conjunction with our stakeholders through nationwide workshops held in 2002 through 2005. The support work consists primarily of (1) collection of research information, progress reports, etc.; (2) coordination of the Road Map research activities, people, and collaborating organizations; (3) communications (presentations, newsletters, Web site, etc.); and (4) implementation of research products. These activities help close the above gap by making people aware of advances. Also, the Concrete Pavement Road Map research projects themselves address many of the gaps that were identified in all the other focus areas.
Goals:   The primary objective of the Concrete Pavement (CP) roadmap is to provide timely concrete pavement solutions and accelerate the adoption of new, proven, emerging technologies.
Background Information:   In March 2005, Iowa State University completed work under a cooperative agreement with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop a Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology (www.cproadmap.org). A comprehensive, strategic plan, called the Concrete Pavement (CP) Road Map, was created with the full backing and participation of the concrete pavement industry, State departments  of transportation (DOTs), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and academia. In that sense, it is the concrete pavement community's research plan. The Concrete Pavement Road Map is strategic in that it guides the investment of concrete pavement research dollars toward the development of specific technologies and systems identified by stakeholders as critical for accomplishing customer-driven goals. It is comprehensive in that it helps the concrete pavement community meet today's paving needs and tomorrow's pavement challenges. Composed of integrated research tracks, with more than 250 research problem statements, the Concrete Pavement Road Map is not itself a funded program. Instead, it provides a collaborative management structure for existing local, State, and national concrete pavement research programs to focus their investments (about $300 million over 10 years) on stakeholder-identified priorities.
Field Test:   None
Product Type:   Research report
Training materials
Test Methodology:   Coordination and Synthesis
Partners:   Iowa Department of Transportation; Role(s): Advisory
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is better, longer lasting concrete pavements that are cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.
Deliverables: Name: E-newsletter
Product Type(s): Research report, Training materials, Techbrief
Description: The product is a monthly publication of E-news, each with links to a minimum of four research efforts highlighting State departments of transportation's (DOT's) concrete pavement research, practices, and new technologies. The E-news also highlights a "Moving Advancement into Practice (MAP)" brief providing an indepth description of new, emerging technologies that can be used now to enhance concrete paving practices.
Publication URL(s):
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Roadmap
FHWA Disciplines:   Pavement and Materials
Subject Areas:   Pavements


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