New Guidance for Preservation of High-Volume Pavements

Pavement Preservation Journal, Fall 2011, Vol. 5, No. 1

New guidance now is available for the preservation of high-volume roadways.

In recent years, transportation agencies have turned to pavement preservation as a key strategy to extend the life and improve the condition of their roadway networks, reports the Federal Highway Administration.

“With many agencies now facing decreased capital budgets, it will become critical to keep good roads in good condition,” FHWA says. “Preservation treatments and approaches will be even more important in the future, therefore, as relatively small investments in preservation activities can significantly increase infrastructure life.”

However, the use of many available strategies has been restricted to roadways experiencing lower traffic volume, with little use on high-volume roads. To remedy this, a new report has been issued by the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), Guidelines for the Preservation of High-Traffic-Volume Roadways.

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