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TechBrief: Precast Prestressed Concrete Pavement for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Existing Pavements

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

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Description: This TechBrief describes the application of precast prestressed concrete pavement for new construction and for rehabilitation of existing asphalt and concrete pavements. The background of the development of precast prestressed pavement technology is briefly summarized. The details of several field trials of this innovative technology are presented, and recommendations for ensuring successful precast prestressed concrete pavement installation are provided.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-IF-09-008

Publication Year: 2009

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