Energisnåla beläggningar: uppföljning av riksväg 95 objekt Varuträsk − Boliden


In this project the functional properties are evaluated for two different sections along highway 95 between Varuträsk and Boliden in Västerbotten county. Both sections are approximately 100 m long and constructed in the same way, except for the base layer. The base layer is bituminous and is made using cold manufacturing for the test section and this construction is compared to a reference section constructed using a conventional hot mix base layer. The functional properties of the two constructions are evaluated using different methods such as falling weight deflectometer, strain gauges and core samples.

The evaluations show that the test section with cold asphalt has lower stiffness and is exposed to higher strains compared to the reference section. The growth of rut depth and unevenness in the longitudinal direction of the road is considered to be at a normal level and the difference between the two sections are insignificant. Also, the laboratory tests indicate a clear difference for both the stiffness modulus and fatigue where the reference section shows superior properties. In the laboratory testing it was also noticed that the binder content was clearly lower than what was specified in the recipe which could possibly partly explain the inferior results.



Social sustainability and just mobility

Welcome to a research workshop on Social sustainability and just mobility, 8–9 October 2019 in Linköping, Sweden

European Road Profile User's Group, ERPUG

Welcome to the sixth ERPUG meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The second Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. VTI is part of the programme committee. 



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The Government has commissioned VTI to develop and disseminate knowledge regarding the emission of microplastics from road traffic.


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Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial...


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VTI contributes to study on older drivers and accidents

On behalf of and in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Agency, VTI has carried out a study of older drivers and the link between illness and traffic accidents. The Transport Agency has now published the results.