Concrete (rigid) pavements

Documents below are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Research in progress

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationExpected end date
0092-15-08
WHRP
Better Concrete Mixes for Rapid Repair in WisconsinProject details

May 2016
0092-14-05
WHRP
Comparison of Fresh Concrete Air Content Test Methods & Analysis of Hardened Air Content in Wisconsin PavementsProject details

October 2015
0092-13-04
WHRP
Laboratory Study of Optimized Concrete Pavement MixturesProject details

August 2015
0092-11-05
WHRP
Laboratory Study of High Performance Curing Compounds for Concrete PavementsProject details

March 2015
0092-14-04
WHRP
Performance and Design of Bridge Approach Panels in WisconsinProject details

February 2015
TPF-5(159)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Technology Transfer Concrete ConsortiumProject details
Pooled fund web site
Project web site


Completed research

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationEnd date
0092-12-04
WHRP
Laboratory Study for Comparison of Class C Versus Class F Fly Ash for Concrete Pavement Project details

April 2014
TPF-5(179)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability (Transport) and Development of Performance Guidelines for DurabilityPooled fund web site
December 2013
TPF-5(205)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Implementation of Concrete Pavement Mixture Design and Analysis (MDA) Track of Concrete Pavement Road MapPooled fund web site
Project web site


June 2013
0092-12-05
WHRP
Performance Study of Longitudinal Cracking on Widened PanelsProject brief (252 KB)
Final report (1.6 MB)

June 2013
0092-11-06
WHRP
Field Study of Air Content Stability in the Silp Form Paving ProcessFinal report (25.3 MB)

January 2013
WI-06-12
Materials Management Section
Statewide Pavement Friction Testing 2012Final report (2 MB)

November 2012
0092-10-11
WHRP
Laboratory Study of Concrete Properties to Support Implementation of the New AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design GuideProject brief (408 KB)
Final report (4.1 MB)

September 2012
WI-05-12
Materials Management Section
Partial Depth Repair of Concrete Pavements in WisconsinFinal report (1.3 MB)

September 2012
0092-08-08
WHRP
Reduction of Minimum Required Weight of Cementious Materials in Concrete Mixes Project brief (750 KB)
Final report (6.9 MB)

October 2011
WI-02-11
Materials Management Section
Investigation of Early Distress in Wisconsin Rubblized PavementsFinal report (1.4 MB)

July 2011
0092-07-02
WHRP
Detecting Deleterious Fine Particles in Concrete Aggregates and Defining Their ImpactFinal report (3.6 MB)
Project brief (560 KB)

November 2010
0092-09-03
WHRP
Performance Evaluation of Open Graded Base Course with Doweled and Nondoweled Transverse JointsProject brief (1.2 MB)
Final report (2.3 MB)

September 2010
FEP-07-10
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of Various Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement Thicknesses over Rubblized Concrete PavementFinal report (1.5 MB)

July 2010
FEP-02-10
Materials Management Section
Analysis of High Performance Concrete Sections Along I-90 Near Tomah, WisconsinAnalysis of High Performance Concrete Sections Along I-90 Near Tomah, Wisconsin (573 KB)

June 2010
FEP-04-10
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of Concrete Inlay for Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement RehabilitationFinal Report (390 KB)

June 2010
WI-02-10
Materials Management Section
Dowel Bar Retrofit Performance in WisconsinDowel Bar Retrofit Performance in Wisconsin (1.7 MB)

May 2010
0092-08-10
WHRP
Performance Assessment of WisconsinFinal Report (6.7 MB)
Research Brief (855 KB)

February 2010
FEP-01-08
Materials Management Section
Eclipse Shrinkage Reducing Admixture Product EvaluationFinal Report (299 KB)

December 2008
WI-04-08
Materials Management Section
Investigative Study of the Italgrip SystemFinal Report (886 KB)

September 2008
WI-03-08
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of MMFX 2 Steel Corrossion-Resistant Dowel Bars In Jointed Plain Concrete PavementFinal Report (655 KB)

August 2008
0092-07-19/TPF-5(036)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
An Asset Management Approach to Drainage Infrastructure and CulvertsFinal Report (3.3 MB)
Pooled fund web site
Project web site


June 2008
0092-00-11
WHRP
Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Pavement over Rubblized PCCResearch Brief (232 KB)
Final Report (534 KB)

June 2008
0092-07-03
WHRP
Improving Full Depth Concrete RepairResearch Brief (242 KB)
Final Report (1.9 MB)

March 2008
TPF-5(066)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Material and Construction Optimization for Prevention of Premature Pavement Distress in PCC PavementsFinal Report (12.7 MB)
Pooled fund web site
Project web site


December 2007
0092-05-05
WHRP
Analysis of Concrete Pavement Joints to Predict the Onset of DistressResearch Brief (245 KB)
Final Report (2.9 MB)

October 2007
0092-04-12
WHRP
Expanded Study on the Effects of Aggregate Coating and Films on Concrete PerformanceResearch Brief (341 KB)
Final Report (1.9 MB)

October 2007
0092-03-16
WHRP
Evaluation of Methods for Characterizing Air Void Systems in Wisconsin Paving ConcreteResearch Brief (435 KB)
Final Report (17.6 MB)

July 2007
0092-05-01
WHRP
Effects of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS) in Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) - Expanded StudyResearch Brief (256 KB)
Final Report (862 KB)

June 2007
0092-00-08
WHRP
Wet Pavements Crash Study of Longitudinal and Transverse Tined PCC Pavements Final Report (618 KB)

June 2007
WI-02-07
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of the URETEK Method of Pavement LiftingFinal Report (1 MB)

April 2007
RED-04-07
Materials Management Section
USH 16 Oconomowoc Bypass Report of Early Distress Portland Concrete Pavement and Glomark Pavement MarkingFinal Report (842 KB)

March 2007
WI/SPR-01-06
Materials Management Section
Development and Implementation of a Performance-Related Specification for a Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement--I-39/90/94 Madison, WisconsinFinal Report (3.9 MB)

January 2007
0092-06-03
WHRP
Investigation of Concrete Properties to Support Implementation of the New AASHTO Pavement Design GuideResearch Brief (311 KB)
Final Report (857 KB)

December 2006
WI/SPR-03-05
Materials Management Section
Cost-Effective Concrete Pavement Cross SectionsFinal Report (1 MB)

June 2006
0092-04-11
WHRP
Research and Development of the Application of FHWAResearch Brief (308 KB)
Final Report (2.7 MB)

May 2006
0092-01-04
WHRP
Early Opening of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements to TrafficResearch Brief (318 KB)
Final Report (1.1 MB)

September 2005
0092-05-06
WHRP
Effects of Heavy Loading on WisconsinResearch Brief (370 KB)
Final Report (1.6 MB)

May 2005
0092-02-14a
WHRP
Effects of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag in Portland Cement ConcreteFinal Report (509 KB)
Research Brief (192 KB)

February 2005
RED-08-02
Materials Management Section
Report on Early Distress (RED): Investigation of PCC Pavement on STH 29Final Report (5 MB)

August 2004
FEP-08-04
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of Bottom Ash as a Base CourseFinal Report (532 KB)

July 2004
WI-01-04
Materials Management Section
Laboratory Testing of Portland Cement Concrete Patch Material, Modified to Reduce or Eliminate ShrinkageFinal Report (1.1 MB)

July 2004
WI-02-04
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of Roadware 10-Minute Concrete Mender for PCC Bridge Deck Crack SealingFinal Report (948 KB)

January 2004
WI/FEP-10-03
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of the Constructability & Performance of Micro-Silica Modified Concrete Bridge Deck OverlaysFinal Report (1.1 MB)

December 2003
WI-07-03
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of MMFX Corrosion-Resistant Steel Dowel Bars in Concrete PavementsFinal Report (955 KB)

July 2003
0092-02-05
WHRP
Performance of Shoulders Adjacent to Concrete PavementsResearch Brief (487 KB)
Final Report (4.6 MB)

June 2003
0092-00-07
WHRP
Effects of Aggregate Coatings and Films on Concrete PerformanceResearch Brief (527 KB)
Final Report (2 MB)

February 2003
WI-07-02
Materials Management Section
Dowel Bar RetrofitFinal Report (2.1 MB)

November 2002
0092-45-16
WHRP
Field Measurement of Water Cement Ratio for PCC - Phase 2Research Brief (183 KB)
Final Report (554 KB)

June 2002
RED-05-01
Materials Management Section
Report on Early Distress (RED) Retrofit Dowel Bars on I-39Final Report (2.6 MB)

January 2002
RED-04-01
Materials Management Section
Report on Early Distress (RED) Investigation of Shoulder Heave ProblemsFinal Report (1.1 MB)

October 2001
0092-45-76;WI/SPR-06-01
Materials Management Section
Strategies for Enhancing the Freeze-Thaw Durability of Portland Cement Concrete PavementsFinal Report (592 KB)

July 2001
WI/SPR-08-99
Materials Management Section
Noise and Texture on PCC Pavements: Results of a Multi-State StudyFinal Report (25.4 MB)

June 2000
WI/SPR-02-00
Materials Management Section
Investigative Study of the Italgrip System - Noise AnalysisFinal Report (1.7 MB)

March 2000
WI/SPR-15-99
Materials Management Section
Investigation of Feasible Pavement Design Alternatives for WisDOTFinal Report (229 KB)

November 1999
WI/SPR-04-99
Materials Management Section
Pilot Testing of a Quality Management Provision for Concrete PavementFinal Report (199 KB)

August 1999
WI/FEP-07-96
Materials Management Section
Random Skewed Joints With and Without DowelsFinal Report (60 KB)

December 1996

Materials Management Section
The Great Unsealing: A Perspective on PCC Joint SealingFinal Report (1.9 MB)

January 1996

Materials Management Section
Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation ManualFinal Report (6.8 MB)

May 1992

Research implementation activities

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationEnd date
0092-08-33
WHRP
HIPERPAV Wisconsin Implementation Support Phase IIbProject details
Final Report (1 MB)

June 2009
0092-07-18
WHRP
HIPERPAV Wisconsin Implementation Support Phase IIa Project details

October 2007
0092-06-08
WHRP
Implementation of Research and Development of the Application of the Federal Highway AdministrationProject details

August 2007

Transportation Synthesis Reports

TitlePublication date
Concrete Pavement Rubbilization: A Survey of State Practice and Related Research (729 KB)March 2010
Concrete Bridge Approach Pavements: A Survey of State Practices (4.8 MB)January 2010
Layer Coefficient Values for Cracked and Seated Concrete (143 KB)July 2009
Alternative Dowel Bar Size and Placement in Concrete Pavements (197 KB)November 2007
Pervious Pavement Roadways: Survey of Experiences (72 KB)May 2007
Joint Maintenance and Repair on Doweled, Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (251 KB)December 2006
Warm-Mix Asphalt Pavement - State of Practice in the U.S. (45 KB)November 2005
Recent Developments in Concrete-on-Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays (53 KB)February 2005
Alternative Dowel Bar Materials for Concrete Pavement Joints (55 KB)June 2003
Optimal Joint Spacing for Concrete Pavement (56 KB)June 2003

Transportation Literature Searches

TitlePublication date
Performance of Open-Graded Base Course (181 KB)August 2010
Dowled and Non-Dowled Pavement Performance Over Open-Graded Base Course (80 KB)January 2008
Early Concrete Cracking on Bridge Decks and Overlays (111 KB)January 2008
Fly Ash Replacement and Performance in Concrete Pavement (122 KB)January 2008
Modulus of Elasticity as a Mechanistic Input (83 KB)January 2008
Dowel Bar Size and Spacing for Rigid Pavements (116 KB)October 2007
Long-Life Concrete Pavements (85 KB)March 2007
Lowering Cementitious Levels in Rigid Pavement Mixtures (65 KB)January 2007
Whitetopping Performance and Mechanistic Design (96 KB)January 2007
Full-Depth Concrete Base Patching (117 KB)November 2004