About the CRSI-FHWA Cooperative Agreements

This website has been developed under the two cooperative agreements between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI).  Some details on each of these two cooperative agreements and the Expert Task Group (ETG) guiding the current effort are provided below.


1st Cooperative Agreement (FHWA DTFH61-07-H-00033)

Duration: 9/2007 – 3/2013

Purpose: To support advancement of continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) through technology transfer and delivery of industry guidance for design and engineering 

Accomplishments: 

  • Established an advisory Expert Task Group (ETG) of pavement community representatives.
  • Created a strategy for technology transfer of CRCP guidance, including a national communications plan and website (crcpavement.org).
  • Created a strategy for State DOTs to accept and implement industry guidance for design and engineering of CRCP through project visits, workshops, and exhibits.

Publications Developed:


2nd Cooperative Agreement (FHWA DTFH61-13-H-00020)

Duration: 9/2013 – 8/2018

Purpose: To expand (e.g., implement) the use of continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) as a way to achieve long-life pavement performance. This goal will be pursued through technology transfer based on industry guidance for design and construction, as well as the repair and rehabilitation, of CRCPs.

This is NOT a Continuation of the 1st Cooperative Agreement: 

  • Composition of new, leaner advisory ETG is vastly different with a focus on CRCP user agencies instead of consultants
  • Involves more “hand holding” of State Highway Agencies (SHAs) with a goal of seeing projects on the ground in both experienced and new states

Specific Agreement Tasks:

  • National webinars on CRCP technology focusing on design, construction, repair, and rehabilitation in 2015
  • Technical sessions at 2016 TRB
  • Additional technical documents and manuals to include information on cracking, shoulders, transverse steel, case studies highlighting life-cycle cost, design issues, updates, and a technology synthesis
  • Two open houses on active CRCP construction projects to include guest SHAs
  • Professors’ classroom instruction

The Current Expert Task Group (ETG)