CONDITION SURVEY OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IN THE NORTH CENTRAL UNITED STATES

This paper summarizes the observations made in a survey of continuously reinforced concrete pavements in the north central United States. This research was part of a larger effort to determine the condition of such pavements. Numerous forms of distress were observed. Data collected on the pavements included design, construction, and performance information. Their behavior is summarized in terms of crack spacing. This survey provided insight for further investigation of those problems found to be significant in nature and of those encountered more than once. Generally continuously reinforced concrete pavements are performing quite well. There are significant problems in some areas that still need to be addressed and solved, and many of the problems noted are those that are common to continuously reinforced pavements. Results show that most crack spacings observed are less than desired. The new problem of tensile failure in longitudinal reinforcement was noted along with significant shoulder distress. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 123-137
  • Monograph Title: Pavement design, performance and rehabilitation
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  • Accession Number: 00139567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024854
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM