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Coatings 2017, 7(5), 58; doi:10.3390/coatings7050058

Field Evaluation of Red-Coloured Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements for Bus Rapid Transit Lanes in Ontario, Canada

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Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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McAsphalt Industries Limited, Toronto, ON M1B 5R4, Canada
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Academic Editors: Andrea Simone and Claudio Lantieri
Received: 26 February 2017 / Revised: 14 April 2017 / Accepted: 20 April 2017 / Published: 26 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Environmental Impact Coatings for Road Pavements)
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Coloured pavements have been implemented by metropolitan areas to denote dedicated lanes for bus rapid transit to maintain a high level of safety. Transit benefits of these installations are well documented. However, field performance of various types of coloured pavement has not been investigated systematically, with questions not being answered. In collaboration with the Regional Municipality of York (ON, Canada) where red pavement sections have been in operation for years for its bus rapid transit lanes, the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) assessed the performance of various types of red pavements including epoxy paint and red asphalt mixes. It was found that, with significant lower texture depth, epoxy paint surface has disadvantages to red asphalt pavement from a pavement texture and safety perspective. The red asphalt sections in this study were observed as lower yet compatible frictional levels to conventional black pavement. Various types of contamination onto the red pavement were observed during field survey. In addition, the ultraviolet radiation degraded the colour of red asphalt pavement over time and may make it less effective for lane designation. Long-term monitoring is recommended to evaluate the functional and structural performance of red asphalt pavement. View Full-Text
Keywords: red asphalt pavement; bus rapid transit; pavement texture; friction; field evaluation red asphalt pavement; bus rapid transit; pavement texture; friction; field evaluation
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Liu, Q.; Varamini, S.; Tighe, S. Field Evaluation of Red-Coloured Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements for Bus Rapid Transit Lanes in Ontario, Canada. Coatings 2017, 7, 58.

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