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Friction Management Program

The main purpose of a pavement friction management program is to minimize friction-related vehicle crashes by:

Current Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) policies regarding pavement are as follows:

Guidance


The Pavement Friction Management Technical Advisory (T 5040.38) issued by FHWA on June 17, 2010, provides guidance to State and local highway agencies on managing pavement surface friction. The 2010 advisory supersedes the 1980 FHWA Technical Advisory 5040.17, Skid Accident Reduction Program.

The technical advisory covers topics such as:

Additional reference materials on pavement friction management techniques and friction measurement are highlighted as well.

Page last modified on February 1, 2017
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