Smooth, Quiet, Safe Concrete Pavements: Scoping Study (Proj. 14)

Project Status


Start Date: 10/01/2003
End Date: 03/31/2004


Principal Investigator(s)


  • Federal Highway Administration


About the Research

Current public surveys indicate that the traveling public wishes to have smooth, quiet, and safe pavements. This project collected existing information and identified the challenges remaining to developing smooth, quiet, and safe concrete pavements. A framework for additional research was developed around the following areas: texture and traffic noise, pavement friction, and pavement smoothness.