The University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) and the California
Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have a series of research projects continuing
or projected to begin in 2008.
The "Partnered Pavement Research Center (PPRC) Research Road Map,
2008" (PDF) outlines
the main research areas for investigation and the proposed projects to be
undertaken (some of which are unfunded at this time).
Research areas include:
- Development of a Caltrans Pavement Management System
- Pavement Smoothness
- Pavement Preservation
- Quiet Pavements
- Pavement Construction Practices
- Mechanistic-Empirical Design
- Long-life Pavements
- Pavement Recycling and Sustainability