(NJDOT) turns to Rutgers’ CAIT for “the right fix"!

CAIT, featured on UTC Spotlight CAIT’s Pavement Resource Program and Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program, recognized by the University Transportation Centers Program (UTC) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, for using Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE)

Faced with the immense task of budgeting maintenance and rehabilitation of thousands of miles of roadway, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) turned to Rutgers’ Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) for “the right fix, at the right time, for the right cost.” CAIT’s Pavement Resource Program and Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program was able to survey and gather data on more than 4,600 lane-miles in New Jersey using Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), a less disruptive, faster and more accurate testing method for maintaining roadways.

Primary Rutgers’ CAIT researchers, Dr. Nicholas Vitillo of the Pavement Resource Program and Carl Rascoe of the Infrastrucutre Condition Monitoring Program have teamed up with project lead, Susan Gresavage, Manage of Pavement and Drainage Management for the New Jersey Department of Trasnprotation to assess road condition and structural properties. Using “Road Doctor”, engineers can assess video of the road surface, radar data, GIS location on a map, and reference photos in order to address critical infrastructure challenges.

With the first phase of the survey being done, CAIT will be supporting NJDOT with field data analysis and entry into the current Pavement Management System. CAIT will be working on developing an enhanced, cost effective Pavement Management System that maximizes the potential of the treatment method.

by Sayuri Khandavalli