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Pavement Design Unit

The Pavement Design Unit is responsible for the following:

• Project-level pavement evaluations
• Design and review of pavement structures for state and local projects
• Project selection, scope development, and assisting in contract delivery for the pavement resurfacing and rehabilitation programs
• Evaluation of emerging design methodologies and construction practices
• Implementation of new pavement technologies and material specifications 
• Pavement friction testing for various safety assessments 
• Pavement related support for various units and programs throughout the Department

Requests for additional information should be addressed to:

Steven T. Norton, P.E.
Transportation Supervising Engineer
Phone: 860-594-3287


Pavement Design Resources

Pavement Design Tools

Pavement Unit Specifications (SharePoint link)

MTG and Permit Pavement Design

State Highway Design Standard Drawings

Map Showing Traffic Levels (pdf 2,046kb)

List Showing Traffic Levels (Excel 104kb)

Note: Please see Engineering Bulletin EB-2016-7 regarding the inclusion of Traffic Level information in contract documents.


Pavement Preservation Resources

Pavement Preservation Documents


Guidance Documents

Guidance for Superpave Bituminous Concrete Mixes (pdf 159kb)

Guidance for Bridge Overlays (pdf 130kb)

Guidance for Multiuse Trail Pavements (pdf 91kb)

Guidance for Roundabout Truck Aprons (pdf 282kb)

Guidance for Pavement Coring on Resurfacing Projects (pdf 143kb)

Guidance for Parking Lot Pavements (pdf 91kb)

Guidance for Temporary Pavements (pdf 81kb)


Local Roads Resources

Supporting Information for Local Roads Programs (pdf 201kb)

Pavement Evaluation Form for Local Roads (28kb)

Full Depth Reclamation Tool (Excel 35kb)

LOTCIP Pavement Evaluation Checklist (coming soon)


Pavement Related Links

FHWA Pavements

FHWA Pavement Preservation

FHWA Pavement Management and Performance


FHWA Pavement Management Primer

FHWA Geotechnical Aspects of Pavements Reference Manual

Precast Concrete Pavement Bus Pad Demo

TRB Committees Related to Pavements

National Center for Pavement Preservation

Northeast Pavement Preservation Partnership

Pavement Interactive

CAP Lab Web Page

CAP Lab Research Reports

CTDOT Research Section