Arizona has been building portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements since the 1950's and now has approximately 400 lane miles of PCC pavements. Overall, these pavements have performed exceptionally well and have carried large traffic volumes. However, these pavements have experienced a range of distresses, including faulting, cracking, spalling, and, consequently, roughness. Since ADOT is considering the construction of approximately 230 lane miles of PCC in the next 20 years, a comprehensive evaluation of the 36 concrete pavements in the Phoenix Urban Corridor was conducted to identify the performance trends of the different designs and to aid in the recommendation of appropriate rehabilitation strategies. The field testing and evaluation consisted of condition surveys, drainage survey, nondestructive deflection testing, coring and subsurface boring investigations, a roughness survey, and Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) studies on selected sites. This volume summarizes the performance of the various concrete pavements in the Phoenix Urban Corridor. That performance data is then used in the evaluation of various concrete pavement design models to assess their applicability to Arizona conditions. Attempts at the development of new models from the performance data were not successful due to the limited number of sections and the large number of confounding factors. The performance data were also used in the development of design recommendations and in the determination of suggested rehabiltation activities for each section. This volume is the first in a series of two. Volume II contains appendices with the project summary tables, project strip maps, data base description, WIM data, rehabilitation selection guidelines, and an overview of rehabilitation methods.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ERES Consultants, Incorporated

    8 Dunlap Court
    Savoy, IL  United States  61874-9501

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Smith, K D
    • Peshkin, D G
    • Mueller, A L
    • Owusu-Antwi, E
    • Darter, M I
  • Publication Date: 1991-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AZ91-264-I
  • Contract Numbers: PL-1(31)264
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM