The article describes the paving operation on the 13 km section of the Coventry-Leicester motorway where 1010 M of three lane carriageway was laid in one day. The four machine train was a SGME built Guntert and Zimmerman with associated joint forming and texture-curing spray equipment. Pavement design is discussed, and contraction joints using 400 mm dowel bars are described. Dowel bars were half debonded by use of a pvc sheath. The reinforcement used at transition bays between concrete and fully flexible pavements is illustrated. Control of the concrete mixture is briefly described. The article also contains a brief description of the total of 20 structures on the route comprising 10 side road overbridges, one railway underbridge, two accommodation underbridges, four culvert underbridges and three farm overbridges. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-8-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00145361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM