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Ohio Route 50 Joint Sealant Experiment: Phase I Construction Report General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Materials-General

Description: The experimental design for this project was developed in 1997 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). It involves the construction of an experimental stretch of pavement, which will provide data for the evaluation of the performance of various joint seals and joint configurations. Unsealed control sections are also included. In constructing the test sections, the following objectives were established: (a) To assess the effectiveness of a variety of joint sealing practices employed after the initial sawing of joints, and to examine their repercussions in terms of reduced construction time and life cycle costs; (b) To identify those materials and procedures that are most cost effective; and (c) To determine the effect of joint sealing techniques on pavement performance. Final Report available as FHWA-OH-2002-019.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-OH-2002-019 (Phase I)

Publication Year: 1999

Document Links: PDF (file size: 20 mb)

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