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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-127
Date: October 1998


Design and Construction of PCC Pavements Volume II: Design Features and Practices That Influence Performance of Pavements

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This report documents the results of analysis of site conditions, design features, and construction practices that influence the performance of portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. The analysis was done using Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) data.

The positive outcomes of this study are the recommendations for improving FCC pavement design. This report discusses the effect of various site conditions on the development and progression of several common FCC pavement distresses. It also documents how to minimize distress through the use of design features and construction techniques.

This report is important to everyone who designs, constructs, and manages pavements.

Charles J. Nemmers, P. E.
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 because they are essential to the object of the document.