The introduction of full width paving took place in 1968 with the initial job being done on F. A. I. Interstate 90 By-Pass around Ellensburg, Washington. Following the success of this and other initial projects utilizing full width paving techniques, the first production units of the Blaw-Knox PF-220 paver were delivered to Ohio contractors. These jobs were the subject of intense testing and evaluation by the Ohio State Department of Highways. Subsequently, Blaw-Knox has introduced two full width pavers in addition to the PF-220. The machines are the PF-180H for paving up to 26 ft. (7.93 m) wide, and the PF-500 which will handle widths up to 25 ft. (7.63 m) wide. In addition to this, two other manufacturers have introduced machines capable of paving full width and full depth. The most important aspect of full width paving is considered to be more efficient placing of material, resulting in reduced costs and a better job.

  • Authors:
    • Wright, J M
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00096455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM