Roughness of Overlays on Bridge Approaches as Affected by Pavement Milling

Report No: 84-R39

Published in 1984

About the report:

Evaluation was made of the effectiveness of milling old asphaltic concrete surfaces for a short distance at bridge approaches in preparation for resurfacings. The results showed that such preparatory milling is highly effective in maintaining or improving pavement ride quality in the approach area. While geometrics or other considerations might preclude its use, the milling method is recommended for consideration as a procedure for preparing bridge approach areas for the placement of overlays.

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Other Authors

R. W. Gunn, Kenneth H. McGhee

Last updated: January 17, 2024

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