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Crack Behaviour of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). The use of continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP) is well spread in Belgium, mainly because of the confidence in its durability. It is used frequently on Belgian motorways and also on...

A Case History of CRCP Rehabilitation on the E403 Motorway near Bruges – Belgium

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). The section of the E403 (A17) motorway between Bruges and Kortrijk was built in continuously reinforced concrete in the early nineteen eighties. The construction work was carried out in four phases...

Three Year Performance of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement with Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Bars

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). The first continuous reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) using steel bars as reinforcement in Canada was constructed in the province of Québec in 2000. At that time, Project Engineers and experts tried...

A Double-Layered CRCP: Experiences on the E34 near Antwerp (Belgium)

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). The technique of double-layered concrete or two-lift paving is applied either to obtain a high-quality top layer, to use lower quality materials in the lower lift, or for both reasons at...

Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement in Marchena Bypass

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). Marchena bypass is a ring road which will run in the south of Marchena, in Seville’s province. Its total length is 7,6 km, and its cross section is 10 m in...

A Long-Life Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement in Service since 1976 in Spain. Widening and Future.

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). A 43 km long continuously reinforced concrete pavement was opened to traffic 34 years ago connecting three important cities in an industrial region in the North of Spain. Each carriageway has...

Latest Findings on the Construction Type “Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement”

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). In 1920, the first Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) was constructed in the USA. In Europe, this type of construction was first applied in Belgium in 1948. Since then, more than...

Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement in the A-7 Mediterranean Motorway of Spain

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). Long-life concrete pavements require less frequent repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction, and therefore contribute to improving highway safety and mitigating congestion. Experience with these pavements, including examples of concrete pavements that have...

The CRCP/BBGA Composite Structure for the Bassens Building Site (Gironde Department in France)

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). The continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP)/bituminous-bound graded aggregates (BBGA) composite structure has been chosen as a base solution for the conversion and development road works carried out in the industrial harbour...

Roundabouts in Continuously Reinforced Concrete: Design and Construction

 PDF courtesy of the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPave). In Belgium, as in many European countries, traffic at major junctions is managed increasingly by constructing right-of-way roundabouts, which allow safer and smoother traffic flow. The intense heavy traffic at these...