Development of Freeze-Thaw Resistant Porous Asphalt Mixtures for Southern Lake Michigan Flexible Pavements

Major Goals and Objectives

Although widely used in Europe and Asia, porous asphalt has not been extensively used in the southern Lake Michigan region due to its poor resistance to freeze-thaw. This study aims to (i) synthesize the existing literature on porous asphalt, (ii) determine the need for porous asphalt pavements on the southern Lake Michigan coast, and (iii) develop in the laboratory a porous asphalt mixture capable of resisting freeze-thaw cycles common to this region. 

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Ramez Hajj
Initiation Date:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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