The geotechnical team is comprised of technical experts in the area of unbound and bound materials found under the pavement surface. This includes grading and base, full depth reclamation, cold in place recycling for new and rehabilitation of roadways. Activities include prioritization of short and long term research, development of long term research test sections at MnROAD, and providing input to the technology transfer team on what should be marketed.
Note: New pavement designs and pavement replacements on interstate, US and state highways are designed using AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design, Version 2.1. Local road pavement designs are based on AASHTO ’72.