LCA Research Brief: Roads: Smoothness Matters, But…

January 1, 2012

Interfacing modern pavement design tools such as MEPDG with Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) provides pavement engineers with an indispensable tool for a sustainable pavement design that is both structurally and environmentally sound. This research provides a means to moving LCA into the pavement design space. It can contribute to prepare our Nation’s road system for the economic, social and environmental challenges ahead. MORE