Development of Local Calibration Factors and Design Criteria Values for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design

A mechanistic-empirical (ME) pavement design procedure allows for analyzing and selecting pavement structures based on predicted distress progression resulting from stresses and strains within the pavement over its design life. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been working toward implementing...

Mechanistic‐Empirical Design and Details for CRCP

Presented during TRB Webinar Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements - Part 2 on June 3, 2015. Presenter: Jeff Roesler  

Using Existing Pavement in Place and Achieving Long Life

The goal of this project was to develop reliable procedures and guidelines for identifying when existing pavements can be used in place and the methods necessary to incorporate the original material into the new pavement structure while achieving long...

Criteria for Use of Concrete Pavement Contraction Design

In our continued effort to implement the most cost-effective concrete pavement solutions available, we are expanding the applications where a Concrete Pavement Contraction Design (CPCD) can be used as an acceptable alternative to a Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP). The...

Guide to Concrete Overlays (ACPA TB021.03P)

The primary goal of this guide is to fill the knowledge gap about concrete overlays so that pavement owners can confidently include concrete overlays in their toolbox of pavement solutions and make more informed decisions about designing and constructing...

Update on TXCRCP-ME Design Program

Presented at the TxDOT Construction, Pavements, and Materials Conference in March 2014. Presenter: Andy Naranjo, P.E.

Updates on Rigid Pavement Research

Presented at the TxDOT Construction, Pavements, and Materials Conference in March 2014. Presenter: Moon Won, P.E.

New Concrete Pavement Standards

Presented at the TxDOT Construction, Pavements, and Materials Conference in March 2014. Presenter: Hua Chen, P.E.

I-65/70 South Split CRC Pavement Replacement Project, Why CRC?

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) is constructed with reinforcing steel placed in along the entire length of the pavement. CRCP forms tight transverse cracks to evenly transfer loads without the need of contraction joints. The result is a continuous,...

I-65 South Split Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) is constructed with reinforcing steel placed in along the entire length of the pavement. CRCP forms tight transverse cracks to evenly transfer loads without the need of contraction joints. The result is a continuous,...