Precast Concrete Pavement Current Practices—2019

The production use of precast concrete pavements (PCPs) has come a long way over since 2001 when the first production use of PCP was made to rehabilitate the Tappan Zee tollway plazas by the New York State Thruway. Since then, the PCP technology has been gaining wider acceptance in the U.S. for rapid repair and rehabilitation of concrete pavements as well as for heavily trafficked asphalt concrete pavements and intersections. The use of PCPs can significantly reduce traffic impacts of roadway repair and reconstruction projects, particularly on heavily traveled routes. Several U.S. highway agencies have implemented the PCP technology, and other agencies have constructed demonstration projects. In the U.S., the PCP technology is being used for intermittent repairs and for continuous applications with long-life service expectations. Over the last 17 years, significant advances have been made to reliably design and construct PCP systems. This paper provides an overview of the current best practices related to PCP use in the U.S.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 365-376
  • Monograph Title: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Testing and Characterization of Pavement Materials

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01728575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784482469
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2019 3:03PM