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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 08-09 [Final (Synthesis)]

Open-Graded Friction Courses for Highways
[ NCHRP 20-05 (Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices) ]

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Open-graded friction courses have been used increasingly in recent years for pavement surfaces throughout the United States. This report of the Transportation Research Board contains currently available information on mixture design procedures, material selection and evaluation, construction procedures, cost effectiveness, maintenance, safety aspects, and pavement performance.  The report for this topic can be published at http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=3505

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