Highway Sustainability Research Center - CENCollege of Engineering 

Completed Projects

NETC 99-2 Evaluation of Asphaltic Plug Joints

Asphaltic Plug Joints (APJs) are flexible asphalt segments that span between the bridge deck and abutment, serving as expansion joints. The advantages of using APJs are that they are quick and easy to install, they are easily repaired, they are not prone to snow damage, they may be cold milled when the road is resurfaced, and they are relatively inexpensive. The disadvantages of using APJs are that the performance of the materials is mainly a function of temperature... read more

Implementation of Superpave Technology in Massachusetts

Superpaveä is a comprehensive system for the design of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) paving mixtures that are tailored to the unique performance requirements dictated by traffic (ESALs), environment (climate), and structural section at a pavement site. It is being used for steadily increasing shares of states’ asphalt pavement construction and rehabilitation projects... read more

Vermont Shared Path Fencing Usage

Shared use paths are facilities that are used by pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, bicyclists, and in some cases for equestrian. These facilities are located on an exclusive right of way with minimal cross flow of motor vehicles... read more

NETC 03-5 Evaluation of a Field Permeameter as a Longitudinal Joint Quality Indicator

The main objective of this research was to evaluate the use of a field permeameter as a tool to determine the over quality of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) longitudinal joints... read more

 Last Updated On: 11/16/06

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