Research Pays Off: Implementing the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide for Cost Savings in Indiana

The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) design and analysis process incorporates a hierarchical approach to design inputs for subgrade, materials, environment, traffic, and project information, which demands that the designers must be knowledgeable about pavement design inputs and pavement performance. In 2002 the Indiana Department of Transportation (DOT) initiated an aggressive and coordinated campaign to educate those individuals necessary to implement the MEPDG for state projects.

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