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PCCP Texture Modification Using the Skidabrader


A Skidabrader machine was used to remove the corduroy texture of a section of PCCP on Interstate 5 in Seattle Washington. The corduroy texture of the pavement was the product of a previous diamond grinding operation that improved the ride quality and restored the transverse profile of the pavement.

  • Date Published: January, 2007
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 667.1
  • Last Modified: May 10, 2007
  • Authors: Keith W. Anderson, Jeff Uhlmeyer, Linda Pierce.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 14 p., 230 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Equipment, Field tests, Friction course, Glare, Machines, Pavement grooving, Portland cement concrete, Surface course (Pavements), Texture, Visibility.
  • Keywords: Skidabrader, pavement texture, PCCP, Tukwila to Lucile Street MP 153.94 to 162.48, I-5, Seattle (Wash.)
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This abstract was last modified January 26, 2009