A New Era for Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement from September 2013 Issue of FHWA’s FOCUS (FHWA-HRT-13-017)

“CRCP has the potential to provide a long-term, zero-maintenance service life under heavy traffic loadings and challenging environmental conditions, provided proper design and quality construction practices are utilized,” said Sam Tyson of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). CRCP differs from...

El Centro, California

Current State-Of-The-Practice for CRCP

Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Presenter: Ted Ferragut, PE

CRCP: Virginia is for Innovation (CRSI Case History Report No. 64)

The Virginia Department of Transportation first used CRCP in 1966-1967 on a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 64 through Richmond. By 1972, there were a total of 185 miles of CRCP in the state. The most recent Virginia CRCP projects...

Oregon: The State of CRCP (CRSI Case History Report No. 63)

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in an enviable position, now that the interstates and highways in Oregon are nearly fully built out and the pavements are primarily in a maintenance mode. Nearly all were constructed with continuously...

CRCP in Texas – Five Decades of Experience (CRSI Research Series No. 11)

The first continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP) were constructed in Indiana and Illinois in the 1930s and 1940s. Based on pavement performance results, the state of Texas first used CRCP in 1951 on two contiguous projects in Fort Worth, Texas. Because of these pavements’ outstanding performance, the Texas Highway...

CRCP in Louisiana – Then and Now (CRSI Case History Report No. 62)

In designing and constructing the Interstate system in the 1960s and 70s, the Louisiana DOTD experimented with a number of pavement types, including continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP).

CRCP in Georgia — Durable Pavement on Their Mind (CRSI Case History Report No. 61)

In 1970, a 2-lane, 10-mile-long section of I-75 near Macon was built with a 7-to-8-inch thick CRCP overlay on an existing, but deteriorated, pavement. In 2003, the Georgia Department of Transportation replaced the truck lane with new 8-inch-thick CRCP,...

Paving the Prairie States — CRCP’s Success in North and South Dakota (CRSI Case History Report No. 58)

CRCP has been built in North Dakota since the early 1960s, as both full-depth pavement and as overlay on top of jointed concrete pavement. As of 2001, 105 centerline miles remain in service. The most recent CRCP project in...

Texas I-35 — Paving the Way for Free Trade (CRSI Case History Report No. 57)

This report relates the transformation of one vital stretch of Texas Interstate 35 from a two-lane country road to a six-lane superhighway for international trade. It has been estimated that there are more miles of CRCP than all other...