TechBrief: Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement: Improved Transition Designs
Primary Topic: Rigid Pavement
Description: A transition between a continuously reinforced concrete (CRC) pavement and any other type of pavement or structure needs to accommodate a gradual change in either the configuration or the structural capacity of the pavement cross section to maintain rideability, minimize or facilitate slab end movements, and minimize the potential for drainage-related issues to be a factor in performance. In CRC pavements, transitions are design measures to accommodate a uniform or gradual change in slab thickness, width, restraint, or movement (either vertically or horizontally) at a specific location with the intent of preventing early deterioration and minimizing the need for maintenance over the design life.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-13-026
Publication Year: 2013
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