Quiet Pavement Technologies Pilot Project-Route 199
|James City/York Counties|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
James City and York
Thomas A. Druhot, P.E.
About this Project
The "Quiet Pavement Technologies" pilot project on Route 199 utilized several different asphalt mixes to study sound mitigation. The asphalt mix uses special crumb rubber binder and aggregate gradation, which is shown to greatly reduce noise generated by tires on pavement.
The Virginia General Assembly instructed the Virginia Department of Transportation to expedite the development of quiet pavement technology. All contract solicitations for asphalt paving beginning with the 2013 paving season will include specifications for quiet pavement in cases where sound mitigation is a consideration.
VDOT will report the findings from the pilot project to the General Assembly in June 2012 including the plan for routine implementation of quiet asphalt pavement, safety, cost and performance results identified during the study.