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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Pavement Safety Performance (PSP) Data Analysis Program

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-14-0004
Project Abstract:

This project will integrate pavement performance databases with highway safety information systems and analyze the data to develop crash modification factors and pavement management strategies that include safety.

Goals:

  • Prove that pavement surface characteristics are the most important factors affecting the number of fatal and disabling injury crashes. 
  • Prove that rigid pavements have lower crash rates than flexible pavements.  
  • Demonstrate that the concrete mixture proportions associated with higher strength concretes have lower friction numbers and that an intermediate strength provides the optimum performance in terms of safety and distress.
  • Demonstrate that recycled asphalt concrete pavements have lower friction numbers.
  • Prove that the current state-of-the-art method to develop Crash Modification Factors (Empirical Bayes) yield inaccurate numbers for pavements.
Research HUB ID:
8879
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$0.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
  • Geometric Design Laboratory
  • Human Factors Laboratory
  • Pavement Testing Facility
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Construction and Project Management
FHWA Activity:
  • Safety Training and Analysis Center

Contact Information

Team:
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-20

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development