The Next Generation Concrete Surface (NGCS) is the most recent new concrete texture introduced in the past 20 to 30 years. It was conceived as a manufactured texture whose properties are consistent and predictable and represents the quietest non-porous concrete texture developed to date. At the time of construction, the NGCS is typically 99 dBA in noise level and has a typical range up to 102 dBA over time. The NGCS has been in service for since 2007, and has been constructed in 15 states.

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    Supplemental Information
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  25. Friction Data Provided Courtesy of MnDOT, email communication 11/4/11
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