January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Implementation of Pavement Friction Management Programs

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Magdy Mikhail, Texas Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction; and Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management

Highway agencies can achieve crash reductions with data-driven, multiyear engineering safety plans that use pavement friction management programs (PFMPs). These programs can determine adequate friction levels for all roadway sections based on the friction demand required for safe vehicle operation and depending on road type, geometry, and other factors. By managing friction, PFMPs reduce the risk of certain roadway features correlated with specific severe crash types like roadway departures and intersections.

Highway Friction Management: A State Perspective
Brian Schleppi, Ohio Department of Transportation
Current Practices for Reporting Crash Information and Identification of Hotspot Locations
Joseph Rouse, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
Friction Testing Equipment of In-Service Pavements for Network-Level Safety Analysis
Andy Mergenmeier, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Safety Analysis Using Continuous Friction Measurement and Crash Data
Edgar de León Izeppi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Friction Management Programs International Perspective
Luc Goubert, Belgian Road Research Center
Open Panel Discussion
Magdy Mikhail, Texas Department of Transportation