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The Feasibility of Using Precast Concrete Panels to Expedite Highway Pavement Construction

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Pavement Construction

Description: This report describes a method for expediting highway pavement construction through the use of precast concrete panels. Precast concrete panels can be assembled quickly, allowing traffic back onto the pavement almost immediately. This will allow pavement construction to be carried out in overnight or weekend operations, when traffic volumes are low, resulting in tremendous savings in user costs.

FHWA Publication Number: 9-1517-3

Publication Year: 2000

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Updated: 02/20/2015

United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration