The article describes the progress made in the concrete paving of motorways and major trunk roads - a ten fold increase in the proportion of road length built in concrete. The Department of Environment now prepares alternative designs for both flexible and concrete paving. Concrete roads are now 10 to 15 percent cheaper than before. This is due to the recommendation of the then Road Research Laboratory that unreinforced concrete be used as an laternative construction material on motorways and trunk roads at the same thickness as was specified for reinforced concrete on these road. The article also compares the advantages and disadvantages of concrete paving and flexible paving and suggests that the competition between the two types might lead to a drop in the cost of roads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lomax Erskine and Company, Limited

    8 Buckingham Street
    London WC2N 6LA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Millbank, P
  • Publication Date: 1973-11


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00082779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM