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Publication Number: FHWA-HD-97-151
Date: February 1999
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This report is one volume of a seven-volume set presenting the results of a study to provide the state-of-the-art for the design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP). Through a through literature review of current and past research work in CRCP and extensive field and laboratory testing of 23 in-service CRC pavements, the effectiveness of various design and construction features were assessed; performance of CRCP was evaluated; and procedures for improving CRC pavement technology were recommended. The 23 test pavements were located in six states that participated in this national pooled fund study. In addition the data available for 83 CRCPs included in the General Pavement Study (GPS) number 5 of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program was presented and analyzed. A number of CRCP maintenance and rehabilitation techniques that have been used over the years including joint and crack sealing, cathodic protection of reinforcing bars, full-depth patching, resurfacing, etc., were also evaluated. This report will be of interest to engineers and researchers concerned with the state-of-the-art design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of CRCP including predictive models. The study was made possible with the financial support of Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
Sufficient copies of this report are being distributed to provide two copies to each FHWA regional office and three copies to each FHWA division office and each state highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the division offices. Additional copies for the public are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), United States Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfiel1 Virginia 22161.
Charles J. Nemmers, P.E.
Director, Office of Engineering
Research and Development
This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its' contents or use thereof This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.
The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturers' names appear in this report only if they are considered essential to the object of the document.
Topics: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials
Keywords: research, infrastructure, pavements and materials, Concrete, concrete pavement, continuously reinforced pavement, nondestructive testing, pavement evaluation, pavement performance, pavement testing, reinforcement.
TRT Terms: research, facilities, transportation, highway facilities, roads, parts of roads, pavements