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August 2001Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-066

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In Brief

Roadworkers.

Now available are printed copies of four manuals of practice on pavement repair materials and procedures, originally published as a two-volume set by the Strategic Highway Research Program and recently updated by the long-term pavement performance (LTPP) program. Each of the following manuals includes a discussion of the most appropriate time to apply a particular treatment, what types of materials and construction methods should be used, and how to evaluate the performance and cost-effectiveness of a repair procedure:

  • Materials and Procedures for Rapid Repair of Partial-Depth Spalls in Concrete Pavements (Publication No. FHWA-RD-99-152)
  • Materials and Procedures for Repair of Potholes in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements (Publication No. FHWA-RD-99-168)
  • Materials and Procedures for Repair of Joint Seals in Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Joints (Publication No. FHWA-RD-99-146)
  • Materials and Procedures for Sealing and Filling Cracks in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements (Publication No. FHWA-RD-99-147).

The manuals also contain step-by-step procedures for ensuring a high-quality repair and a list of sources for materials and equipment. A limited number of printed copies of the manuals are available from the FHWA Research and Technology Report Center, 301-577-0906 (fax: 301-577-1421; email: report.center@fhwa.dot.gov). Copies can also be downloaded from the LTPP Web site at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/mofpract.cfm.

The long-term pavement performance program's LTPP Product Plan (see July 2001 Focus) can now be downloaded from the LTPP Web site at www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/ltpp/brochure.cfm.

Looking for an old copy of Focus? An archive of past issues stretching back to 1995 can be found online at www.tfhrc.gov/focus/.

The LTPP program has awarded four new 5-year contracts for the collection and processing of pavement performance data by region. Data collection and processing will be handled by Stantec in the North Atlantic region, ERES Consultants in the North Central States, Fugro-BRE in the Southern Region, and Nichols Consulting Engineers in the Western States. For more information, contact Jack Springer at FHWA, 202-493-3144 (fax: 202-493-3161; email: jack.springer@fhwa.dot.gov).

A new study of the performance of pavement edge drains at Specific Pavement Study (SPS) -1, -2, and -6 sites was recently launched by the LTPP program. Staff from consulting firm Fugro-BRE will be visiting the SPS sites this fall to determine the condition of the drains and whether or not they are working. A report is scheduled to be issued in Spring 2002. For more information, contact Jack Springer at FHWA, 202-493-3144 (fax: 202-493-3161; email: jack.springer@fhwa.dot.gov).

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