Caltrans Research

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, 2013" (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 (Pavement LCA Road Map, 2010 Pavement LCA Workshop)

For further information about UCPRC research associated with Caltrans, please contact:

  • Joe Holland
    Pavement Research Engineer
    CA Department of Transportation
    Division of Research, Innovation and System Information (DRISI)
    5900 Folsom Blvd., MS #5
    Sacramento, CA 95918
    916-227-5825

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