REPORT ON THE 1992 U.S. TOUR OF EUROPEAN CONCRETE HIGHWAYS

The U.S. Tour of European Concrete Highways (US TECH) travelled in France, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and heard presentations from Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Italy. Traveling mostly by motor coach over thousands of kilometers of high-level motorways for 14 days, the Study Tour heard many presentations from government and toll road officials and engineers, contractors, university faculty, and industry representatives, and examined many pavements and construction sites. In addition, helpful literature and technical reports were provided, and many discussions were held with experts from all of these countries, which were very helpful to the Team's understanding of European practice. The Study Tour members believe Europe represents a "window" through which some important issues concerning the future transportation infrastructure in the United States can be observed. The most significant findings of this trip as determined by the 21-person Study Tour are briefly summarized in the Executive Summary of this report. The report itself offers a comparison between Europe and the USA in Section 1, provides a synthesis of the technical aspects of the Study Tour findings in Section 2, and gives additional information for each country in Section 3. Section 4 explains acronyms, definitions, and technical terms used in the report. Section 5, the Appendix, contains the following: "Petrographic Report on German Autobahn Concrete Pavement" and "Synoptic Table on Standards and Practices for Concrete Roads in Europe".

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-93-012
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1993 12:00AM