Installation Report on Porous Friction Course Hot Plant Mix

Report No: 72-R11

Published in 1972

About the report:

An investigation was initiated in the spring of 1972 to develop surface mixes with high skid resistance for use at special locations. The porous friction course will hopefully provide high skid coefficients where water drainage and hydroplaning may be problems. The porous friction course has sufficient voids and channels to allow water to drain to the bottom of the layer and out to the shoulder.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Other Authors

G. W. Maupin, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: February 8, 2024

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