Application of High-Performance Concrete Overlays (Whitetopping) for Safety at Signalized Intersections

In 2002, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation began a whitetopping demonstration project. The location, in a suburban area, included a downhill, signalized intersection that had severe rutting and shoving of the asphalt pavement. The department's Research and Technology Development section worked with a team from the Design, Construction, Materials, and Maintenance sections to accomplish location selection, planning, design, drafting of contract documents, and construction management of the project. This summary highlights the issues involved with the project and elucidates its problems, issues, and successes. It covers planning, selecting a project site, defining design procedures, developing a materials quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) plan, and partnering with the concrete construction industry to devise plans, specifications, and contract special provisions--quantities and scheduling. Covered are preliminary operation requirements, such as mix design and placement of a test slab, operation, relevant (QC/QA) data, and monitoring over the last year.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • These proceedings contain the synopsis only of this presentation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Pavement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road, Suite A100
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 E Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222
  • Authors:
    • Franco, Colin A
    • Manning, Francis J
    • Sock, Michael D
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 114-119
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Best Practices for Ultrathin and Thin Whitetoppings, Denver, Colorado, April 12-15, 2005

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2005 3:49PM