- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
PRP In Depth
PRP serves the public by bringing advanced research into practice and providing cost-effective solutions to common pavement problems.
PRP leads innovations in pavement technology, engineering, and pavement management systems (PMS). The program’s services include field and laboratory testing and evaluation, development of advanced pavement-related information systems, and conducting specialized training/educational programs for DOTs and other state pavement professionals. PRP experts provide guidance and technical support to NJDOT and municipalities regarding pavement management systems (PMS).
PRP is committed to providing academic and practical research and training in:
- Roadway and airfield material characterization, design, and construction
- Transportation infrastructure engineering and management
- Design and application of innovative materials and practices in roadway and airfield design
PRP projects are funded through a diverse pool of federal and state agencies, along with local municipalities and industry. The goal of PRP is to evaluate and improve the existing regional infrastructure by understanding how pavements react to an array of variables. The researchers at PRP work to provide a better understanding of these variables. CAIT pavement researchers’ efforts lead to designing higher quality pavements that are more durable, as well as ways to improve present-day roadways.
PRP houses extensive capabilities in all areas of pavement engineering, with a focus on real-world applications. Pavement research conducted at Rutgers is world class and respected nationally for groundbreaking advancements in the field.
PRP’s Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Laboratory (RAPL) is accredited by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). AASHTO accreditation certifies that RAPL meets requirements for construction materials testing for the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation.
PRP focuses on development of efficient, lasting roadways of the future. New mixtures consisting of innovative materials and binders will help pave the way to this goal. PRP has the capabilities and experience to provide the next generation of long-lasting pavements that are quieter, smoother, and more suited to the specific environment in which they must perform.