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Title:Prevention of Low Temperature Cracking of Pavements
Principal Investigators:Pedro Romero
University:University of Utah
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-496
RH Display ID:151163
Keywords:asphalt concrete, cracking, deterioration, low temperature, pavement distress, pavement performance, rehabilitation (maintenance), service life


Cracking of asphalt pavements is the primary distress affecting highways in the Mountain Plains States. This results in increased maintenance costs and premature deterioration of the pavement structure. Just in the state of Utah, over $20 million dollars are spend in rehabilitation of the highways; controlling cracking in pavements can potentially extend the life of the highway by 3-5 years resulting in 20% reduction of maintenance for a savings of $4 million per year.

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