Performance of a Portland Cement Concrete Pavement with Carpet Drag Finish

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.

Publication Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2006
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 637.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Authors: 
Keith W. Anderson, Jeff Uhlmeyer, Linda Pierce, Jim Weston.
Originator: 
Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Materials Laboratory.
Number of Pages: 
63
Subject: 
Portland cement concrete, Finishes, Concrete finishing, Pavement grooving, Friction course, Texture, Traffic noise, Studded tires.