Taj Mahal of paving

In order to accommodate a popular tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal, a major new toll highway opened in late 2012 in India. The Yamuna Expressway, India's longest at 201 miles, is unique in that it utilized portland cement concrete throughout, which is a rarity (one of two) in a country that typically uses bituminous concrete. The expressway was constructed using a public-private partnership model with a design, finance, build, operate and transfer scheme, administered by a state structure, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA). Much work took place in the hot Indian summer, with attention to the temperature at which the concrete was placed and compacted. As a result of the experience with the project, Indian specifications for cement/fly ash blends were updated.

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  • Accession Number: 01496165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2013 11:08AM