This report documents the construction of a section of Portland cement concrete pavement on I-5 in the vicinity of Federal Way, Washington. The project included the use of a carpet drag finish on the PCCP. Use of the carpet drag finish is a departure from the tined finish that is normally used by WSDOT.
Initial data was collected on pavement wear, ride, and friction resistance to develop a baseline for comparison over time and with other projects that use different finishing techniques such as tining. The project will be monitored for a period of five years to measure the performance of the carpet drag finish with respect to wear, ride, friction resistance, and potentially noise.
April 4, 2007
Keith W. Anderson, Jeff Uhlmeyer, Linda Pierce, Jim Weston.
Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory.
- # of Pages: 63 p., 4,538 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Portland cement concrete, Finishes, Concrete finishing, Pavement grooving, Friction course, Texture, Traffic noise, Studded tires.
- Keywords: Portland cement concrete pavement, carpet drag, pavement roughness, pavement wear, friction resistance, tining.
- Related Publications: Performance of Concrete Pavements with Longitudinal Tining, Transverse Tining, and Carpet Drag Finish (WA-RD 637.2).
This abstract was last modified June 11, 2012