In this paper details are given of world use of continuously reinforced pavement. The author states that a great length of road has been built in European countries by this method, while in the USA the method is also applied to airport areas. The characteristic of the bak is the absence of joints, which is made possible by the use of a certain percentage of high-strength reinforcement. The appearance of numerous, but thin cracks, in this type of pavement is considered normal. The continuously reinforced pavement is more costly in the initial capital investment, by about 20% in comparison with the traditional pavement without reinforcement. There is, however, a number of technical advantages, so that in the long run it is not more expensive than the traditional concrete pavement. In conclusion, the author recommends the use of this construction for roads and airports and he sums up its advantages, which consist of reduced need of maintenance, uniform driving surface, easier reconstruction, should it become necessary in the future and the great durability of that type of pavement. The paper constitutes a valuable contribution to the introduction of modern constructions and this method should find justified application in some designs. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From X Kongres Saveza Drustava Za Puteve Jugoslavije.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Savez Drustava Za Puteve Jugoslavije

    Kumudraska 257
    Belgrad,   Serbia 
  • Authors:
    • Horvat, Z
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • Croatian

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  • Accession Number: 00309311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM