This paper presents an overview of the Federal Highway Administration's past, present, and future research activities dealing with all aspects of rigid pavement design and rehabilitation. Historically, FHWA and its predecessor, The Bureau of Public Roads, has played a major role in rigid pavement research. A brief review is made of historical research activities and the development of the present FHWA research program. The paper includes work currently being done as a part of the Federally Coordinated Program, 5J-Rigid Pavement Systems Design, 5D-Structural Rehabilitation of Pavement Systems and 5E-Pavements for Zero-Maintenance. Research was one of the principal missions of the first national highway program in the United States and is, in fact, the oldest continuous Federal highway activity. The scope of federally conducted or assisted research encompasses all of the Federal highway programs and every facet of highway transportation--as a national resource and as a principal force in the social and economic well-being of the people and Government. (Author)

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  • Pagination: p. 9-17

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  • Accession Number: 00334237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM