CRCP: A Long-Lasting Pavement Solution for Todays Motorways, the Dutch Practice

9th Stet

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Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) structures are becoming more popular for high quality transport purposes and long lasting pavement solutions in The Netherlands. This increase raised the demand for practical guidelines, recommendations and standardisation with respect to design, construction details, the preparation of tender documents and construction. Up to now CRC pavements were more or less treated as unique projects each time.

The total report of the research project describes various topics with respect to CRCP design. Technical details for the determination of reinforcement, longitudinal and transverse steel, wearing courses, interlayers and foundation layers as well as sub-bases have been investigated. Also examples of standard drawings for pavement cross sections, reinforcement patterns, pavement ends and joints have been developed in the project and will become available on CD. Last but not least attention has been paid to the construction and quality assurance / quality control during the construction of CRCP pavements. The report addresses the current practice of primary CRCP motorways in the Netherlands.

Presented at the 9th International Symposium on Concrete Roads in 2004.

Authors: Marc J.A. Stet and Adrian J. van Leest