This report documents the construction of a section of Portland cement concrete pavement on I-5 in the vicinity of Federal Way, Washington. The project included the use of a carpet drag finish on the PCCP. Use of the carpet drag finish is a departure from the tined finish that is normally used by WSDOT.
Initial data was collected on pavement wear, ride, and friction resistance to develop a baseline for comparison over time and with other projects that use different finishing techniques such as tining. The project will be monitored for a period of five years to measure the performance of the carpet drag finish with respect to wear, ride, friction resistance, and potentially noise.