Implementation of Concrete Pavement Preservation and PCC Surface Characteristics: Tire Pavement Noise Program

Project Status


Start Date: 01/29/2007
End Date: 12/31/2012


Principal Investigator(s)


  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Federal Highway Administration


About the Research

This project will fully implement the PCC Surface Characteristics program by continuing comprehensive data collection on new and existing pavements started in 2005 under the Type 1 and Type 2 experiments through 2009 for time and history data; analyzing the data to identify clear relationships between texture, noise, friction, etc.; developing and evaluating construction specifications of conventional texture techniques including grinding; and developing and evaluating innovative construction techniques that have the potential to significantly reduce noise.