Design approaches that can be taken to minimize the longitudinal pavement-shoulder joint problem include providing either one or a combination of the following: a structually adequate shoulder section; sawing and sealing the longitudinal joint; and positive means for removal of water from the vicinity of the longitudinal joint. Each of these approaches are appraised and recommendations are presented which are based on a literature survey, interviews with selected states field inspections, and analytical studies. The use of full depth-asphaltic concrete and portland cement concrete shoulder sections can greatly reduce distress near the longitudinal joint. The shoulder in the vicinity of the longitudinal joint can and should be designed to carry the anticipated truck traffic encroaching on the shoulder.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 14-3
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM