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Title:Implementation of Intelligent Compaction Technologies for Road Constructions in Wyoming
Authors:Christopher M. Savan, Kam Weng Ng, and Khaled Ksaibati
University:University of Wyoming
Publication Date:Mar 2015
Report #:MPC-15-281
Project #:MPC-430
TRID #:01558323
Keywords:asphalt pavements, construction, intelligent compaction


Conventional test methods for roadway compaction cover less than 1% of roadway; whereas, intelligent compaction (IC) offers a method to measure 100% of a roadway. IC offers the ability to increase compaction uniformity of soils and asphalt pavements, which leads to decreased maintenance costs and an extended service life. This report examines IC technology, how IC quality control and assurance specifications can encourage IC adoption, knowledge and use of IC through survey responses, and benefits and costs of IC. The surveys reveal that a majority of respondents from state departments of transportation have conducted IC demonstration projects, but questions about cost and willingness of policymakers to adopt IC remain a barrier to implementation. The benefit-cost analysis demonstrates that use of IC reduces compaction costs by as much as 54% and results in a $15,385 annual savings per lane mile throughout the roadway's life.

How to Cite

Savan, Christopher M., Kam Weng Ng, and Khaled Ksaibati. Implementation of Intelligent Compaction Technologies for Road Constructions in Wyoming, MPC-15-281. North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2015.

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