Feasibility study for a Nordic Road testing facility
|Coordinator||Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - VTI Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||April 2018 - September 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme InfraSweden2030|
Purpose and goal
The main objective of the feasibility study is to investigate the possibility for a fixed demonstration test facility in Sweden, which can offer possibilities for validation of new and more cost-effective pavement, constructions, maintenance and technology solutions in a real traffic environment.
Expected results and effects
Faster and more secure implementation of new and more cost-effective pavement material & constructions Reduced economic risks and increased confidence in the use of innovative technological solutions and methodologies for condition monitoring More effective methods to rejuvenate and prolong the life span of road infrastructure Increased knowledge and competence in the field Contribute to adapting the road infrastructure to meet the future challenges
Planned approach and implementation
The project will initially start with an international outlook on how some test-road facilities are operated today. Thereafter, the focus of the feasibility study is to highlight possible business models and modes of operation of a demonstration test facility, which includes the financing in start-up phase and also during the operation phase. The feasibility study will also explore opportunities for international cooperation and business.