NCAT Pavement Test Track
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NCAT Pavement Test Track
A specially loaded semi used at the National Center for Asphalt Technology Pavement Test Track near Auburn, Alabama, to test the properties of different asphalt concrete mixtures.

Coordinates: 32°35?53?N 85°17?49?W / 32.598°N 85.297°W / 32.598; -85.297

The NCAT Pavement Test Track is an oval-shaped track in Lee County, Alabama, 1.7 miles (2.7 km) long, used for testing experimental asphalt pavements.[1] It is managed by the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), the largest asphalt research center in the western hemisphere[2] and a cooperative venture between the National Asphalt Pavement Association's (NAPA) Research and Education Foundation and Auburn University.

In 2003, the project was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame following the initial 2000 research cycle.[3] The track has continued operations in subsequent research cycles.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Truckers Are Pitted Against Pavement To Root Out Bumps". Wall Street Journal. Associated Press. November 6, 2000. p. A31C.
  2. ^ Fortner, Brian (June 2000). "Road test". Civil Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers: 50-55.
  3. ^ State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame. "Hall of Fame Members". Archived from the original on April 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ Willis, Richard; et al. (December 2009). "Phase III NCAT Test Track Findings". National Center for Asphalt Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ National Center for Asphalt Technology (November 12, 2008). "Pooled Fund Announcement: Accelerated Performance Testing on the 2009 NCAT Pavement Test Track". Transportation Pooled Fund Program. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010.

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