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WSDOT Pavement Guide

Description:

This guide is the product of WSDOT pavement experience, research (state, national, international) and various analyses. The need for this document became more apparent as WSDOT adopted new state-of-the-practice and state-of-the-art design practices. Further, the manual will be of value to both District and Headquarters personnel in designing and evaluating pavement structures. Possibly as important, is the need to understand why pavements perform the way they do. These kinds of issues were not addressed in prior versions of the WSDOT Design Manual.

This guide has been prepared for WSDOT personnel in designing, constructing, and maintaining pavement structures. It is a massive three volume work. Volume 1. Pavement policy. Volume 2. Pavement notes. Volume 3. Pavement analysis computer software and case studies.

A copy of this report is available at the WSDOT HQ Library.

The Pavement Guide will not remain static. It will be updated and revised to incorporate new, improved concepts and designs. The current version is available for purchase from WSDOT Engineering Publications: E-mail Engineering Publications 

For more information please contact the WSDOT Library: WSDOT HQ Library e-mail address

  • Date Published: February, 1995
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 335.1
  • Last Modified: November 14, 2007
  • Author: Joe P. Mahoney.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation.
  • # of Pages: 3 v., 59,430 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Case studies, Computer program documentation, Construction and maintenance, Evaluation, Pavement design, Pavement maintenance, Pavements, Policy, Rehabilitation (Maintenance), State departments of transportation.
  • Keywords: Design, construction, maintenance, testing, pavement, policy, pavement performance, pavement rehabilitation, computer user guides, case studies, Washington (State)
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008