California Department of Transportation
 

Pavement

MISSION STATEMENT

Caltrans invests between $500 million and $600 million annually for the maintenance, reconstruction and rehabilitation of approximately 50,000 lane-miles of paved highways. Roadway research addresses problems associated with pavement materials as well as the structural sections beneath the pavement. It encompasses analytical and experimental activities that include, but are not limited to: design, products, aggregates, binders, soils, and pavements. These activities all have the same goal, reducing the costs of construction and maintaining California's highways.

THEMES

• Flexible Pavement

• Rigid Pavement

• Pavement Products

• Product Evaluation

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

• Caltrans Contractor Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Database

• Sensors Research and Evaluation

• R3-Rapid Road Rehab

• R3 Implementation Plan

• California Pavement Life Cycle Assessment

• Pavement Roadmap - a comprehensive and strategic plan for our continued and future research