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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

This report is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-98-155
Date: FEBRUARY 1999

Volume 1: Practical Guide, Final Report and Appendix A


This report (FHWA-RD-98-155), the first of a four-volume set of reports, presents guidelines and recommendations to assist a highway agency in developing and using performance-related specifications for portland cement concrete pavement construction. Included in this report are revised and improved performance-related specifications initially developed under a previous research contract. Using these recommended performance-related specifications, a highway agency can, upon construction, predict the performance of a pavement and forecast the pavement's life-cycle costs. The benefits to the agency from using such specifications can be significant. This report will be of interest to engineers concerned with quality assurance, specifications, and construction of concrete pavements.

Sufficient copies of this report are being distributed to provide a minimum of 3 copies to each FHWA resource center and division office, and 10 copies to 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 Services (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

James D. Cooper

Acting 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 because they are considered essential to the object of the document.


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