|Location||RI Route 102 between the Towns of Coventry and Foster|
|Award Recipient||Rhode Island Department of Transportation|
|Innovation||Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) Additive and Intelligent Compaction (IC)|
|Award Fiscal Year||2015|
|Description||The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will use Warm-Mix Asphalt (WMA) additive and Intelligent Compaction (IC) on a highway improvement project. The RIDOT designed this project with the goal of encouraging greater acceptance of these innovations within the Rhode Island highway construction community. The project will highlight the comparative benefits of using WMA additive when compared to HMA as well as the benefits of using IC vibratory rollers equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology systems to measure and assess the properties of the compacted asphalt to ensure achievement of optimum compaction. The RIDOT expects that through this project the construction community will see that the technologies help achieve proper pavement density and improved pavement performance.|
|Duration/Status||Project is complete and the report is available here.*|
|Project Contact||John W. Preiss, P.E.
Chief Civil Engineer
Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Two Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
(401) 222-6940, Ext. 4058
*This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under a grant through the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this report. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report do not reflect the views of the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Highway Administration does not endorse these materials.