An Act relative to life cycle costs for long term pavement solutions


This legislation would require the Department of Transportation to study the long term cost-effectiveness of pavement alternatives, specifically concrete for use in transportation projects. The language also requires that MassDOT conduct 4 demonstration projects annually that test different pavement designs, and analyze the results.  These results will be reported by MassDOT, and include comparisons of long-term costs, reduction of noise, friction, and ride quality.