This is the post construction and one year evaluation report of PlusRide being used as the wearing course on a bridge deck overlay under very high traffic volumes.
A rubberized Class D Asphalt Concrete Pavement friction course was used on an adjacent bridge to compare against the PlusRide. The properties evaluated were friction resistance, noise, fatigue properties and deicing characteristics. The friction and noise properties are the same. The PlusRide has deeper ruts and large areas in the traveled lane have delaminated. The deicing characteristics have not been confirmed. The rubberized class D ACP is performing better than the PlusRide.