Joint Design

CRCP does not require transverse joints in the same way that jointed concrete pavements do. However, joints in CRCP are still necessary. Joints in the longitudinal direction are used between traffic lanes, and between traffic lanes and tied concrete shoulders. Transverse joints are also necessary for construction purposes at the start and end of daily operations. Transition or terminal joints are also necessary for approaches to some types of structures and the transition to other pavement types. This section provides design details that should be considered when designing CRCP joints.