Reflective cracking inevitably occurs when asphaltic concrete (AC) is placed over an existing unfractured Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavement. However, manufacturers state their products will mitigate reflective cracking, therefore extending the pavement life cycle.
To evaluate the performance of each manufacturer’s product, an experimental test section consisting of a southbound and northbound segment was established on US 31W in Louisville, Kentucky. The funding for this project will help track the performance of each product from the construction phase through the long-term monitoring phase. Hall Construction performed all work.
KTC-18-14/FRT209 SHRP II
Digital Object Identifier
Scully, Tim C. Jr., "US 31W Jefferson County Pavement Surface Treatment Evaluation" (2018). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1627.