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Report on the 1992 U.S. Tour of European Concrete Highways

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Rigid Pavement

Description: This report discusses the findings of the group review of the European concrete pavement experience and obtain information relating to finance, research, design, construction, maintenance and performance to assist with development of appropriate actions for enhancing our nation’s highway system, productivity and economic future. experts observed highways and met with experts in France, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. There were also had presentations by experts from four other nations (Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland) concerning portland cement concrete pavements in their countries.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-SA-93-012

Publication Year: 1992

Document Links: PDF (file size: 40 mb)

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