Traffic Considerations

The level of traffic to which a pavement structure will be subjected dictates a number of design considerations. All pavements, including CRCP, are primarily designed to withstand the level of traffic loads to which they will be subjected under specific environmental conditions. For this purpose, traffic is characterized based on how it will affect the level of stresses in the pavement structure. Primary traffic characteristics include load configuration, traffic volume, traffic classification, traffic distribution, growth rate, and traffic wandering.