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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-053
Date: September 2005

Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology - The Concrete Pavement Road Map: Volume II, Tracks

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The concrete paving industry has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. To achieve concrete pavement’s full potential in the 21st century, the industry has identified trends that call for dramatic, even revolutionary, improvements. With an aim toward a holistic approach, the improvements can best be served by a carefully developed and aggressively implemented strategic plan for research and technology transfer. The Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology (CP Road Map) is that plan.

This is volume 2 of two volumes. It contains the research problem statements to be addressed under the CP Road Map. Sufficient copies of this report are being distributed to provide eight copies to each FHWA Resource Center, five copies to each FHWA Division, and a minimum of eight copies to each State highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the division offices for their forwarding to the State highway agencies. Additional copies for the public are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Steven B. Chase, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


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2. Government Accession No. 3 Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology-The Concrete Pavement Road Map: Volume II, Tracks

5. Report Date

September 2005

6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

Theodore R. Ferragut, TDC Partners, Ltd.; Robert Rasmussen, Transtec Group, Inc.; Michael Darter, ERES Consultants; Dale Harrington and Mark Anderson-Wilk, Iowa State University

8. Performing Organization Report No.


9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology
Iowa State University
ISU Research Park
2901 S. Loop Drive, Suite 3100
Ames, IA 50010

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH 61-03-H-00103

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Peter Kopac was the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Federal Highway Administration, Turner- Fairbank Highway Research Center, Office of Infrastructure Research and Development, HRDI-11.

16. Abstract

The Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology (CP Road Map) is a holistic, strategic plan for concrete pavement research and technology transfer. The CP Road Map is a 7- to 10-year plan that includes 12 distinct but integrated research tracks leading to specific products and processes. The resulting improvements will help the concrete pavement industry meet the challenges of, and achieve the industry’s full potential in, the 21st century. The plan was developed in close partnership with stakeholders representing all aspects of the concrete pavement community, public and private, and the research will be conducted through partnerships of stakeholders. The CP Road Map is presented in two volumes. Volume I (FHWA HRT-05-51) describes why the research plan is needed, how it was developed, and, generally, what the plan includes. Volume I also describes the research management plan that will guide the conduct and implementation of research. Volume II describes in detail the 12 tracks of research. Each track description includes a general overview, a track goal, track action items, a list of subtracks, and detailed problem statements within each subtrack.

17. Key Words

business systems, concrete pavement, construction, design, materials, mixtures, pavement management, pavement performance, portland cement concrete pavement, research and technology, research management plan

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

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21. No. of Pages


22. Price
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Table of Contents


  1. Track 1 (MD) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  2. Track 2 (DG) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  3. Track 3 (ND) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  4. Track 4 (SC) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  5. Track 5 (EA) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  6. Track 6 (IJ) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  7. Track 7 (RC) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  8. Track 8 (LL) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  9. Track 9 (DC) subtrack and problem statement phasing chart
  10. Track 10 (PP) unphased subtrack and problem statement chart
  11. Track 11 (BE) unphased subtrack and problem statement chart
  12. Track 12 (AM) unphased subtrack and problem statement chart


  1. Research track 1 (MD) estimated costs
  2. Subtrack MD 1 overview
  3. Subtrack MD 2 overview
  4. Subtrack MD 3 overview
  5. Subtrack MD 4 overview
  6. Research track 2 (DG) estimated costs
  7. Subtrack DG 1 overview
  8. Subtrack DG 2 overview
  9. Subtrack DG 3 overview
  10. Subtrack DG 4 overview
  11. Subtrack DG 5 overview
  12. Research track 3 (ND) estimated costs
  13. Subtrack ND 1 overview
  14. Subtrack ND 2 overview
  15. Subtrack ND 3 overview
  16. Research track 4 (SC) estimated costs
  17. Subtrack SC 1 overview
  18. Subtrack SC 2 overview
  19. Subtrack SC 3 overview
  20. Subtrack SC 4 overview
  21. Subtrack SC 5 overview
  22. Subtrack SC 6 overview
  23. Subtrack SC 7 overview
  24. Research track 5 (EA) estimated costs
  25. Subtrack EA 1 overview
  26. Subtrack EA 2 overview
  27. Subtrack EA 3 overview
  28. Subtrack EA 4 overview
  29. Subtrack EA 5 overview
  30. Subtrack EA 6 overview
  31. Subtrack EA 7 overview
  32. Research track 6 (IJ) estimated costs
  33. Subtrack IJ 1 overview
  34. Subtrack IJ 2 overview
  35. Subtrack IJ 3 overview
  36. Research track 7 (RC) estimated costs
  37. Subtrack RC 1 overview
  38. Subtrack RC 2 overview
  39. Subtrack RC 3 overview
  40. Subtrack RC 4 overview
  41. Research track 8 (LL) estimated costs
  42. Subtrack LL 1 overview
  43. Subtrack LL 2 overview
  44. Subtrack LL 3 overview
  45. Research track 9 (DC) estimated costs
  46. Subtrack DC 1 overview
  47. Subtrack DC 2 overview
  48. Subtrack DC 3 overview
  49. Research track 10 (PP) estimated costs
  50. Subtrack PP 1 overview
  51. Subtrack PP 2 overview
  52. Research track 11 (BE) estimated costs
  53. Subtrack BE 1 overview
  54. Subtrack BE 2 overview
  55. Subtrack BE 3 overview
  56. Subtrack BE 4 overview
  57. Subtrack BE 5 overview
  58. Research track 12 (AM) estimated costs
  59. Subtrack AM 1 overview
  60. Subtrack AM 2 overview
  61. Subtrack AM 3 overview
  1. Concrete pavement foundations and drainage
  2. Concrete pavement maintenance and rehabilitation
  3. Environmental concrete pavement advancements