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Concrete Pavements for Railway Tracks

During the last three decades major steps ahead were done in the field of high-speed railway tracks based on the implementation of proven road pavement technologies. Some modifications and adaptations were needed with respect to the requirements of railway...

Best Practices for Transition Design of Concrete Pavement Intersections and Related Transitions

Pavement transitions are one of the key elements of pavement performance often overlooked in the design process. Improperly designed pavement transition elements lead to poor pavement performance and often creating a need for frequent maintenance and repair. Transition elements...

Behavior and Performance of CRCP

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) allows the concrete to form cracks to relieve stresses resulting from temperature and moisture variations. The cracks are held tight by longitudinal reinforcement. CRCP performance has been quite satisfactory in Texas and the Texas...

Unique Aspects of the Design and Construction of the Bristol Motor Speedway CRC Pavement

The reconstruction of the Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) track surface presented some unique challenges to the placement of a continuously reinforced concrete (CRC) pavement. Due to the steep embankments of the radial sections, it was not feasible to use...

RN61 – Mons – Tournai Road – Bury Braffe Section: A modest renovation becoming a long life pavement

The Mons Highways Department has been researching and applying cement concrete road pavements for several decades, and one outcome of this is a particularly remarkable section of roadway which, after almost 40 years, still provides all the required characteristics...

CRCP on the Ben Schoeman Freeway – No Alternative

For the commuter traveling between Pretoria and Johannesburg, the name “Ben Schoeman” nowadays has become synonymous with traffic congestion and delays. Towards the end of the previous century, the Ben Schoeman was already the busiest road on the African...

Virginia DOT (VDOT): CRCP

Full-Depth Repairs

Presented at the CP Tech Center's March 20-21, 2008 Iowa Concrete Pavement Preservation Workshop. Covers procedures for cast-in-place full-depth repair of existing concrete pavements. The techniques for both jointed plain or jointed reinforced concrete pavements and continuously reinforced concrete...

Lab of the Future—Mixture Design and Analysis for Optimized Concrete Paving Performance

The Mixture Design and Analysis (MDA) track of the CP Road Map collaborative research program is one of the most fundamental areas and important emerging issues for concrete pavement (CP) research. The economy, constructability, practicality, and, ultimately, successful long-term...

Designing Concrete Mixtures for High-Performance Pavements: Maximizing Performance and Minimizing Risk

The current policy goal of achieving longer life from our pavements, coupled with ever-increasing environmental, social, and economic demands, entails the use of high-performance concrete mixtures for today’s pavements. To meet these demands, the concrete paving industry requires a...