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Smooth, Quiet, Safe Concrete Pavements: Scoping Study (Proj. 14)


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Start date: 10/01/03
End date: 03/31/04


Report: Smooth, Quiet, Safe Concrete Pavements: Scoping Study (Proj. 14) (234 kb pdf) March 2004


Sponsor(s): Federal Highway Administration

About the research

Abstract: Current public surveys indicate that the traveling public wishes to have smooth, quiet, and safe pavements. This project collected existing information and identified the challenges remaining to developing smooth, quiet, and safe concrete pavements. A framework for additional research was developed around the following areas: texture and traffic noise, pavement friction, and pavement smoothness.