TechBrief: Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement Performance and Best Practices
Primary Topic: Rigid Pavement
Description: Continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) is enjoying a renaissance across the United States and around the world. CRCP has the potential to provide a long-term, "zero-maintenance," service life under heavy traffic loadings and challenging environmental conditions, provided proper design and quality construction practices are utilized. (An example of CRCP construction is shown in figure 1.) This TechBrief provides an overview of the CRCP technology and the major developments that have led to what are referred to herein as the "best practices" for CRCP design and construction.
FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-12-039
Publication Year: 2013