Rigid pavements

​Research to advance and promote effective materials, design, construction and maintenance for concrete pavements. Investigates Portland Cement Concrete, aggregates, base courses, drainage, implementation of MEPDG and more.

Please contact staff at research@dot.wi.gov for research published before FFY 2014.

Research in progress

​Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date
(expected)

​0092-21-03

​Evaluating the Impact of Anti-Icing Solutions on Concrete Durability
Principal Investigator: Danny Xiao, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

WisDOT Contact: Myungook Kang (myungook.kang@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​10/2022
​0092-17-07

​Evaluation of Current WI Mixes Using Performance Engineered Mixture (PEM) Testing Protocols
Principal Investigator: Signe Reichelt, Behnke Materials Engineering, L.L.C.

WisDOT Contact: Myungook Kang (myungook.kang@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

Interim report

​4/2022
​0092-20-02

​Evaluation of Concrete Pavement Buckling in Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Shreenath Rao, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

WisDOT Contact: Myungook Kang (myungook.kang@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​10/2021
​0092-19-03

​Roadway Concrete Barrier Design and Performance – Material Durability Issue
Principal Investigators: Pavana Prabhakar, University of Wisconsin - Madison

WisDOT Contact: Myungook Kang (myungook.kang@dot.wi.gov)

Request for Proposal

​03/2021

Completed research

​Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date

​0092-18-01

​Evaluation of Penetrating Sealers Applied to Saw Cut Faces in Concrete Pavement Joints

Final report Research brief

​03/2020
​0092-18-02

​Non-Cementitious Repair Materials

Final report Research brief

​06/2019
​0092-14-05

​Comparison of Fresh Concrete Air Content Test Methods & Analysis of Hardened Air Content in Wisconsin Pavements

Final report Research brief

​02/2019
​0092-16-01

​Joint Sawing Practices and Effects on Durability

Final report Supplemental report Research brief

​08/2018
​0092-17-03

​Evaluation of the Effects of Deicers on Concrete Durability

Final report research Brief

​06/2018
​0092-15-08

​Better Concrete Mixes for Rapid Repair in Wisconsin

Final report Research brief

​04/2017
​0092-15-10

​Class F Fly Ash Assessment for Use in Concrete Pavement

Final report

​06/2016
​0092-13-04

​Laboratory Study of Optimized Concrete Pavement Mixtures

Final report Research brief

​​08/2015

0092-11-05

Laboratory Study of High Performance Curing Compounds for Concrete Pavements

Final report Research brief

03/2015
​0092-14-04

​Performance and Design of Bridge Approach Panels in Wisconsin

Final reportResearch brief

​02/2015
​0092-12-04

​Laboratory Study for Comparison of Class C Versus Class F Fly Ash for Concrete Pavement

Final report Research brief

​04/2014