Flexible pavements

​​Research focused on improving the design, construction and performance of long-lived, quality hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements in Wisconsin. Investigates compaction, binders, overlays, implementation of the Mechanistic Empirical Design Guide (MEPDG) and more.

Please visit the Wisconsin Digital Archives​ or contact staff at research@dot.wi.gov for research published before FFY 2014.

​​Research in progress

​Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date

(expected)

​0092-21-04

​Interlayer Mixture Design
Principal Investigator: Donald Christensen, Advanced Asphalt Technologies, Inc.

WisDOT Contact: Tirupan Mandal (tirupan.mandal@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​10/2022
​0092-21-05

​Material Specifications for Longitudinal Joint Construction, Remediation and Maintenance
Principal Investigator: Hussain Bahia, University of Wisconsin - Madison

WisDOT Contact: Dan Kopacz (dan.kopacz@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​11/2021
​0092-20-03

​Expansion of AASHTOWare ME Design Inputs
Principal Investigator: Harold Von Quintus, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

WisDOT Contact: Erik Lyngdal (erik.lyngdal@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

10/2021
​0092-20-04

​Balanced Mixture Design Implementation Support
Principal Investigator: Randy West, NCAT at Auburn University

WisDOT Contact: Steven Hefel (steven.hefel@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​06/2021

Completed research

Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date

​0092-19-04

​Recycled Asphalt Binder Study

Final report Research brief

​05/2021
​0092-19-05

​Rubber Asphalt Study for Wisconsin

Final report Research brief

​10/2020
​0092-18-06

​Enhanced Moisture Sensitivity Study

Final reportResearch brief

​09/2019
​0092-18-05

​Investigation of In-Service Pavement Performance

Final report

​06/2019
​0092-17-06

​Investigation of Tack Coat Materials on Tracking Performance

Final reportResearch brief

​07/2019
​0092-15-05

​Evaluation of WisDOT Quality Management Program (QMP) Activities and Impacts on Pavement Performance

Final reportResearch brief

​10/2018
​0092-16-06

​Regressing Air Voids for Balanced HMA Mix Design Study

Final reportResearch brief

​10/2018
​0092-17-04

​Field Aging and Oil Modification Study

Final reportResearch brief

​07/2018
0092-16-02

​Asphaltic Binder Extraction Protocol for Determining Amount & PG Characteristics of Asphaltic Mixtures

Final reportResearch brief

​​01/2018
0092-15-04Analysis and Feasibility of Asphalt Pavement Performance-Based Testing Specifications for WisDOT

Final report Research brief
​12/2016
0092-14-06​Critical Factors Affecting Asphalt Concrete Durability

Final report Research brief
08/2016
​0092-15-09​Wisconsin Department of Transportation Asphaltic Mixture New Specifications Implementation - Field Compaction and Density Validation

Final report Research brief

​06/2016

0092-12-02

Development of Guidelines and Specifications for Use of WMA Technology in Delivering HMA Products Inclusive of Non-Conventional Mixtures Such as SMA’s, and Mixtures with High RAP and High RAS Content

Final report Research brief

05/2014
0092-13-01

​Evaluation of Design Criteria and Field Performance of Rubblized Concrete Pavement Systems in Wisconsin - Phase 1

Final report

​03/2014
​0092-12-01

​Refinement of Current WisDOT HMA Mixture App Guidelines Related to NMAS and Aggregate Characteristics

Final report Research brief

​02/2014