About the research
The first objective of the Phase II research is to facilitate implementation of the new chip seal design and accompanying performance specifications. In addition, there is a strong need to verify the design developed in Phase I. The primary objective of Phase II is to collaborate with the Oregon Department of Transportation to implement the findings of the new chip seal design methodology and performance specification by providing training and education. The second objective is to leverage the initial research investment to enhance the documentation of the chip seal performance tests sections and to verify that preliminary estimates developed using the design criteria are similar to actual field application rates.