The latest news about the long-term plan for the Concrete Pavement Research and Technology, also called the CP Road Map, includes some excellent updates. Here are two that caught our attention:
- The publication of a research report called, “Reliable Early Opening Strength for Concrete Pavements and Patch Work,” which presents results of study by the Louisiana Transportation Research Center. The research evaluated jointed plain concrete pavement performance in relation to dowel bar alignment using the new MIT-SCAN2-BT technology.
- The CP Tech Center has published a comprehensive report called “Technology Transfer of Concrete Pavement Technologies,” which summarizes the accomplishments asssociated with the cooperative agreement between the center and the FHWA over the past five years. The goal of this project was to help bring the latest concrete pavement innovations, knowledge, and technologies to state transportation agencies in support of the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies (AID-PT)* program goals. The cooperative agreement was a direct result of ACPA’s ongoing advocacy efforts, which not only led to the vision and direction of AID-PT, as well as benefits to the concrete pavement community.
These and other reports may be found in the current issue of CP Road Map E-News, produced by Dale Harrington and Sabrina Shields-Cook.
* AID-PT was the result of a legislative provision championed by ACPA and included in both the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21) and more recently, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), signed into law in December 2015. AID-PT created both a mechanism and funding for the delivery of pavement technology for both the concrete- and asphalt-pavement industries. Since its inception, the program has resulted in benefits to the concrete pavement community, including other contracts and cooperative agreements with CP Tech Center, an ACPA Technology Partner.