Results of Reflective Crack Questionnaire Survey

Report No: 72-R25

Published in 1973

About the report:

Department engineers were surveyed to obtain their opinions on the potential detrimental effects of transverse reflective cracks through the surface course of bituminous pavements and the costs of preventive measures. The majority of respondents (67%) stated that the cracks were only moderately detrimental, and 49% believed no additional cost for preventive measures was warranted.

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.


  • Kenneth H. McGhee, Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: February 8, 2024

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