Implementing the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: Implementation Plan

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2005-05-01
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Coree, Brian
Ceylan, Halil
Ceylan, Halil
Harrington, Dale
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The current 1993 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Pavement Design Guide is based on the empirical interpretation of the results of the 1960 AASHTO Road Test. With the release of the new Mechanistic-Empirical (M-E) Pavement Design Guide, pavement design has taken a “quantum” leap forward.

In order to effectively and efficiently transition to the M-E Pavement Design Guide, state DOTs need a detailed implementation and training strategy. This document is a plan for the M-E Pavement Design Guide to be implemented in Iowa.

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CTRE Project 03-166

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