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Surface course (Pavements) (Pmrcpppmb)

One or more layers of a pavement structure designed to accommodate the traffic load, the top layer of which resists skidding, traffic abrasion, and the disintegrating effects of climate. The top layer is sometimes referred to as Wearing Course. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Use For
Blanket course
Road surfaces
Broader Term
Pavement layers (Pmrcpppm)
Narrower Terms
Binder course (Pmrcpppmbb)
Friction course (Pmrcpppmbf)
Overlays (Pavements) (Pmrcpppmbp)
Seal coats (Pmrcpppmbs)
Wearing course (Pavements) (Pmrcpppmbw)
Surface course irregularities (Pmrcpppmby)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Base course (Pavements) (Pmrcpppme)
Subbase (Pavements) (Pmrcpppmg)
Pavement interlayers (Pmrcpppmi)
Subgrade (Pavements) (Pmrcpppmr)
Related Terms (Associative)
Tire/pavement noise (Jfnbtt)