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Pavement Rehabilitation: Products, Processes, and Strategies

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This workshop was designed to provide an overview of the available technology and tools that make implementing an effective pavement rehabilitation program feasible. A successful pavement rehabilitation program encompasses a full range of rehabilitation strategies as well as maintenance treatments, with the goal of enhancing pavement performance (ride, quality, safety, service life, etc.) and life (LCC, pavement durability). Additionally, the workshop introduced some new pavement rehabilitation technologies.

Date & location

Not currently scheduled. 

Topics Covered

  • Techniques for asphalt and concrete pavement evaluation, including pavement condition rating
  • Discussion of how to select the best rehabilitation strategy; choose the right process at the right time on the right project
  • Overview of the various rehabilitation processes and their construction practices: asphalt reclamation, cold-in-place recycling, overlays, inlays, and new technology or processes; concrete rehabilitation, overlays, and new technology or processes
  • Overview of material properties—how they are used and how to get the best performance from them
  • Introduction to pavement and network performance measures and specifications

Course Instructors

David Rettner, P.E., American Engineering and Testing, has worked with DOTs and local government agencies in several states on pavement rehabilitation, maintenance, and reconstruction projects using concrete, bituminous, and aggregate surfacing materials. With over 19 years experience as a former MnDOT pavement, geotechnical, and research engineer and over 11 years of private-sector consulting engineering experience, Rettner provides expertise and experience in the evaluation of pavements as well as the design and successful construction of numerous
rehabilitation projects.

Dan Wegman, P.E., Braun Intertec, has worked with DOTs and local governments in several states with pavement rehabilitation and preventive maintenance strategies. As a former MnDOT construction and bituminous engineer and with over a dozen years working as a private-sector material supplier, Wegman provides technical insight with respect to materials, construction, and implementation.



This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.

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