Pavement Design

The Pavement Branch in the Division of Highway Design is responsible for overseeing the development of pavement structural designs for all Kentucky Transportation Cabinet projects.  The Pavement Branch staff is available to assist District Offices and Consultant Engineers in developing pavement designs.
Staff in the Pavement Branch manages pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction projects on all Interstate, Parkway and National Highway System routes.
Pavement Design Guidance 
Pavement Design Guide Updated2-2007.pdfPavement Design Guide Updated2-2007Pavement Design Guide 2007 Update
Appendix D.pdfAppendix DWarrants for Selecting Asphalt Mixtures
Appendix E.pdfAppendix EPavement Type Selection Policy
Appendix A for 2016 (7-14).pdfAppendix A for 2016 (7-14)Examples
Appendix B Dec2016.pdfAppendix B Dec2016Special Notes and Special Provisions
Appendix C Dec2016.pdfAppendix C Dec2016General Pavement Design Notes
Pavement Design Spreadsheet V509 (4-27-17).xlsmPavement Design Spreadsheet V509 (4-27-17)

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​Kentucky Transportation Center Reports

UKTRP-81-17.PDFUKTRP-81-17Design Guide for Bituminous Pavement Structures
UKTRP-84-3.PDFUKTRP-84-3Thickness Design Curves for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
UKTRP-87-26.PDFUKTRP-87-26Breaking and Seating of Rigid Pavements
UKTRP-87-29.PDFUKTRP-87-29Pavement Designs Based on Work
​Applicable Special Notes
10Bgeogrid.doc10BgeogridSpecial Note for Geogrid Used for Reinforcement of Subgrade and Aggregate Base Courses