Profilmätning på sträckor med gummimodifierat bitumen på E4 Uppsala och E6 Mölndal: uppföljning efter tre års trafik


On behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration, VTI has performed transverse profile measurements and wear measurements on test sections with rubber modified asphalt pavements on E4 Uppsala, Rv77 Knivsta and E6 Mölndal. The purpose of the surveys is to evaluate the different types of wearing course regarding rutting and wear of studded tires and durability / stripping (loss of surface aggregate). The conclusions of the results of the measurements so far do not show any beneficial effects of the modification with rubber in bituminous wearing course, instead these sections have performed worse than the reference section with standard bitumen during the first almost three years. The measured profiles from E4 Uppsala and E6 Mölndal showed an obvious rutting from wear on the surface during all three winter periods. The wear is less clear on the sections on Rv77 Knivsta because of the broader cross road surface and lower traffic intensity. On most test sections, it is a relatively small spread in the propagation of wear between the measured profiles within each test section. Within a few sections, however, the spread is slightly larger and it looks mostly like to apply sections of GAP on E4 Uppsala.



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