RIGID PAVEMENT DESIGN. CONTRACTION JOINT SPACING

A study was made of the effect on riding quality of variation in contraction joint spacing and in skew angle of joints to the centerline on a section of Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa County (West Florida). Nine sections, each one half mile in length, were constructed in 1967, and included sections with standard 20-foot spacing, with two types of irregular spacing, with perpendicular transverse joints, and with a skew of approximately 2 feet in 12 feet. The study extended over a period of seven and one half years from completion of construction in June 1967.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Office of Materials and Research, P.O. Box 1029
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32602

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stelzenmuller, W B
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-190 Final Rpt., FHWA/RD-75-0394
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM