The Pavements Team conducts and implements research on innovative materials and methods that promote safe, healthy, affordable, and renewable pavement systems. VTRC researchers explore better methods for understanding both basic material and system behavior and apply this understanding in pursuit of more sustainable performance. Environmental impacts associated with construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and preservation of pavements are a growing priority for the program. Researchers are also working with safety engineers and economists to relate constructed properties with other societal costs associated with crashes and fuel consumption.
Focus areas include:
This team is supported by the Pavement Research Advisory Committee (PaveRAC), which is served by four subcommittees that provide programmatic advice in the following technical areas:
Associate Director for PavementsHarikrishnan.Nair@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Last updated: November 21, 2023