This synthesis report will be of special interest to pavement designers, materials engineers, and others seeking information on portland cement concrete resurfacings (overlays) placed over both portland and asphalt cement concrete pavements. Information is presented on the various practices in use for the design, material selection, and construction techniques associated with each pavement type. Additional information is provided on resurfacing experience and performance, including an Appendix cataloging more than 700 existing resurfacing projects in North America. Transportation agencies in the United States are continuing to develop pavement management systems which take an objective and structured approach to life-cycle cost analysis requirements for pavement rehabilitation project analysis. This report of the Transportation Research Board also discusses the considerations involved in the selection of technically feasible resurfacing alternatives. Based on the longitudinal experience of 375 resurfacing projects that were cataloged in 1982 and the more than 700 projects identified in 1993, much useful information on the performance characteristics of portland cement concrete resurfacing is presented.

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  • Authors:
    • McGhee, K H
  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 73 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00670403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309056624
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-5 FY 1991, Topic 22-07
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 9 1994 12:00AM