The Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) utilized ground penetrating radar technology to provide a forensic evaluation of the existing pavement structure for the US31W pavement rehabilitation Project in Jefferson County, KY. Processed ground penetrating radar data indicated that the integrity of the underlying concrete pavement beneath the asphalt pavement appears to be competent and structurally sound. The clay soil beneath the concrete pavement appears relatively dry and well compacted. The analyzed GPR data also indicated that the average asphalt layer varied by lane throughout the project from 4.89 to 7.59 inches +/- ½ inch and that the underlying concrete layer average varied by lane throughout the project from 6.59 to 8.12 inches +/- ½ inch. This information was shared with design engineers in efforts to select the most appropriate pavement rehabilitation repair.
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Rister, Brad W.; Ashurst, Kean; and Graves, R. Clark, "Forensic Pavement Evaluation for US 31 W, Jefferson County, Kentucky Using Ground Penetrating Radar" (2015). Kentucky Transportation Center Technical Assistance Report. Paper 3.