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Accelerating solutions for highway safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association
What Is SHRP 2? – $232 million, federally funded research program to address critical transportation challenges Making highways safer Fixing deteriorating infrastructure Reducing congestion – Managed by TRB of the National Academies – Collaborative effort of TRB, AASHTO, and FHWA – Research phase: 2006-2015; Implementation: 2012-2017 – Aims to advance innovative ways to plan, renew, operate, and improve safety on the Nation's highways
Four Focus Areas Safety : fielding the largest-ever naturalistic driving study to reduce crashes and save lives through understanding driver behavior Renewal : making rapid, innovative construction possible for “ordinary” projects Reliability : Providing management and technical tools to reduce congestion through operations Capacity : Systematizing collaborative decision making to achieve better, faster project decisions
Renewal: Strategic Rationale Facilities are aging, users depend on them: –Renew infrastructure quickly –Have minimal impact on users –Produce long-lasting facilities We know how to do this—on special projects What keeps us from doing it consistently across the system? –Lack of standard methods, specs –Lack of reliable performance/usage information –Human/institutional challenges SHRP 2 seeks to overcome these obstacles
These products help agencies to address the need to design and construct long-lasting, durable infrastructure that requires minimal traffic disruption. B RIDGES R04. I NNOVATIVE B RIDGE D ESIGNS FOR R APID R ENEWAL (2012) R19-A. B RIDGES FOR S ERVICE L IFE BEYOND 100 Y EARS : I NNOVATIVE S YSTEMS, S UBSYSTEMS, AND C OMPONENTS (2014) R19-B. B RIDGES FOR S ERVICE L IFE BEYOND 100 Y EARS : S ERVICE L IMIT S TATE D ESIGN (2015) R06-A: NDT TO IDENTIFY CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS DETERIORATION (2013) R02: G EOTECHNICAL S OLUTIONS (2014)
These projects help address infrastructure projects from a holistic perspective that emphasizes delivery and performance of the highway facility. P ROJECT D ELIVERY R03. I DENTIFYING AND R EDUCING W ORKER, I NSPECTOR, AND M ANAGER F ATIGUE IN R APID R ENEWAL E NVIRONMENTS R07. P ERFORMANCE S PECIFICATIONS FOR R APID H IGHWAY R ENEWAL (2013) R09. R ISK M ANUAL FOR R APID R ENEWAL C ONTRACTS (2013) R10. P ROJECT M ANAGEMENT S TRATEGIES FOR C OMPLEX P ROJECTS (2013) R11. S TRATEGIC A PPROACHES AT THE C ORRIDOR AND N ETWORK L EVEL TO M INIMIZE D ISRUPTION (2015)
F ATIGUE R ISK M ANAGEMENT G UIDE (R03) Product: Rapid renewal workforce fatigue risk factor definitions, and fatigue risk management practices and techniques; A toolkit for managing workforce fatigue in the rapid renewal environment; Model training and outreach materials to assist in future implementatio n. Benefits: Tools to manage workforce fatigue and increase worker safety will help transportation agencies reduce the risks of accelerated schedules, longer day shifts, night and weekend work, and work conducted in protected zones adjacent to traffic that are often associated with rapid renewal projects. Status: Research Completed. Fatigue risk management plans and all supporting materials will be available fall 2013
These projects address means to more effectively reduce delays due conflicts with with utilities and railroads. U TILITIES AND R AILROADS R01A. T ECHNOLOGIES TO S UPPORT S TORAGE, R ETRIEVAL, AND U SE OF 3D U TILITY L OCATION D ATA (2014) R01B&C. U TILITY L OCATING T ECHNOLOGIES R15. I DENTIFICATION OF U TILITY C ONFLICTS AND S OLUTIONS (2013) R16. S TRATEGIES FOR I MPROVING THE P ROJECT A GREEMENT P ROCESS B ETWEEN P UBLIC A GENCIES AND R AILROADS (2013)
These projects advance technologies that simplify, accelerate, and improve inspection of existing facilities and new construction to support rapid renewal projects. N ON -D ESTRUCTIVE T ESTING R06-A: NDT TO IDENTIFY CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS DETERIORATION (2013) R06-B: E VALUATING A PPLICATIONS OF F IELD S PECTROSCOPY D EVICES TO F INGERPRINT C OMMONLY U SED C ONSTRUCTION M ATERIALS (2015) R06-C: U SING I NFRARED AND H IGH S PEED G ROUND P ENETRATING R ADAR FOR U NIFORMITY MEASUREMENT ON N EW HMA L AYERS (2014) R06-D: NDT TO IDENTIFY D ELIMITATIONS BETWEEN HMA L AYERS (2015) R06-E: R EAL -T IME SMOOTHNESS MEASUREMENTS OF PCC P AVEMENTS D URING C ONSTRUCTIONS (2015) R06-F: D EVELOPMENT OF C ONTINUOUS D EFLECTION S ENSORS R06-G: NDT FOR T UNNELS (2014)
R APID T ECHNOLOGY FOR Q UALITY C ONTROL D ATA ON A SPHALT P AVEMENTS (R06-C) Product: Model Specifications for Using Rapid Infrared and Radar Technologies for Quality Control of Asphalt Pavements During Construction. Recommendations for equipment and testing protocols and a basic training video that introduces how to use the technologies and interpret the data. Benefits: Accelerates project delivery by increasing the speed of inspection and quality assurance testing on asphalt pavements during construction. Detecting defect areas during construction allows the paving crew to adjust in real time, which avoids costly corrections and more reliably produces long-lasting pavements. Status: Research Complete. The final report, training material, video, and specifications for testing procedures are available. The model specifications are being piloted by two Transportation agencies. Revised model specifications available late 2013.
R APID T ECHNOLOGY FOR Q UALITY C ONTROL D ATA ON A SPHALT P AVEMENTS (R06-C) Continuous feedback during construction allows for process control Cold zones typically become low density 11.5% Voids 5.8% Voids 12.2% Voids 6.8% Voids Real-time thermal profiling with commercialized Pave-IR system. Core results with thermal profile
ADVANCED METHODS TO IDENTIFY PAVEMENT DELAMINATION (R06-D) Product: Guidelines for using two new technologies to detect subsurface delamination in asphalt pavement. Both ground- penetrating radar and impact echo and seismic analysis of surface waves accelerate data acquisition. Benefits: Accelerates assessment of pavement distress used for the selection of rehabilitation strategies. These NDT techniques improve the ability to detect a key cause of pavement failure faster, with less manual analysis, and less risk to drivers and technicians. Status: Research Complete. The final report and guidelines are available. Two prototypes are in development and pilot-test sites will be identified. Guidelines for using the technologies are being refined. The refined materials will be available late 2013.
ADVANCED METHODS TO IDENTIFY PAVEMENT DELAMINATION (R06-D) Research Final Report (5 volumes) Upgrades in currently commercially-available and prototype NDT equipment/software Generic testing procedures
These products provide the basis for broader use of pavement types and techniques that reduce traffic disruption, speed completion of renewal projects, and produce long lasting roadways. P AVEMENTS R05: M ODULAR P AVEMENT S OLUTIONS (2014) R21: C OMPOSITE P AVEMENT S YSTEMS (2014) R23: U SING THE E XISTING P AVEMENT AND A CHIEVING L ONG L IFE (2013) R26: P RESERVATION A PPROACHES FOR HIGH T RAFFIC V OLUME R OADWAYS (2013)
R05: M ODULAR P AVEMENT S OLUTIONS Guidelines and tools for the selection, design, construction, installation, and maintenance of precast concrete pavement systems, and tools for cost/ benefit assessment in situations where the technology may apply. Tools include model specifications based on AASHTO’s TIG precast concrete pavement spec. Status: Research Completed. The guidelines and model specifications are currently available. R21: C OMPOSITE P AVEMENT S YSTEMS Guidelines and tools for the design, construction of “new” composite pavement systems: HMA/PCC and the 2-layer wet-on-wet PCC Composite Pavement. Practical recommendations for construction specifications and techniques, life-cycle costing, material selection and quality management are provided with this product. P AVEMENTS Status: Research Completed. The guidelines and model specifications are currently available. Some of the Models have already been incorporated into the current version Pavement ME Design
P RECAST C ONCRETE P AVEMENTS (R05) Benefits: Accelerates project delivery and improves design and construction efficiency of modular pavement systems; minimizes the impact on traffic by reducing lane close durations. Provides another option for low clearance underpasses and has been proven to be a good alternative to high early strength concrete pavement patch repairs.
C OMPOSITE P AVEMENT S YSTEMS (R21) Benefits: Encourages long-lasting, easily renewed, and sustainable pavements. Ability to use high volumes of recycled materials and locally available aggregates in the bottom layer of PCC pavement. Can be a cost effective alternative in areas with long aggregate haul times. Products: Guidelines and tools for the design, construction of “new” composite pavement systems: HMA/PCC and the 2-layer wet-on-wet PCC Composite Pavement. Practical recommendations for construction specifications and techniques, life-cycle costing, material selection and quality management are provided with this product.
R ENEWAL S TRATEGIES FOR D ESIGN AND C ONSTRUCTION OF L ONG L IFE P AVEMENTS (R23) B ENEFIT /V ALUE : Streamlines the design and construction procedures for renewal projects using that use part of the existing pavement structural in the new design.
Products Decision Matrix (with design tables-long life) Pavement Assessment Manual Best Practices (for long life performance) –Rigid –Flexible Guide Specifications Traffic Considerations Life Cycle Cost Analysis Emerging Technologies Interactive Program (platform for Knowledge base) R ENEWAL S TRATEGIES FOR D ESIGN AND C ONSTRUCTION OF L ONG L IFE P AVEMENTS (R23)
Interactive web-based resource contains all product information: www.Pavementrenewal.org R ENEWAL S TRATEGIES FOR D ESIGN AND C ONSTRUCTION OF L ONG L IFE P AVEMENTS (R23)
SHRP2’s solution (R26) provides: Step-by-step process to identify the best repair techniques based on specific pavement needs and conditions Method for weighing various technical inputs and selecting the most appropriate treatments Decision matrices Summaries of treatment options and examples 22 P RESERVATION A PPROACHES FOR H IGH T RAFFIC V OLUME R OADWAYS (R26)
Research to Implementation 23 Research responds to known transportation challenges A research product emerges and is refined through pilots and other activities Potential implementation explored through knowledge transfer Partner agencies select, prioritize, and prepare product for implementation Product is marketed to users and integrated into standard practice Research DevelopmentImplementation
1.Implementation is the routine use of a SHRP2 product 2.Carried out by State DOTs and other implementing agencies 3.Managed by FHWA and AASHTO in cooperation with TRB 4.FHWA has developed an Implementation Assistance Program 24
Current Status The research phase is wrapping up with many research reports and products available for use TRB still has development activities underway, including pilot testing, for a number of products A total of 65 products are being produced FHWA and AASHTO are making products available for implementation over a four-year period Financial and technical assistance are being provided by FHWA and AASHTO to facilitate implementation
SHRP2 on the Web SHRP2 @AASHTO http://SHRP2.transportation.org –SHRP2 product fact sheets and collateral –Focus on AASHTO members SHRP2@ TRB www.TRB.org/SHRP2 Comprehensive info about research phase goSHRP2 @ FHWA www.fhwa.dot.gov/goSHRP2 –Information clearinghouse for SHRP2 implementation phase –Links to other SHRP2 websites 26