High Performance Concrete Pavements: Technical Summary of Results from Test and Evaluation Project 30

Under Test and Evaluation Project 30 (TE-30), High Performance Concrete Pavement (HPCP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is exploring the applicability of innovative portland cement concrete (PCC) pavement design and construction concepts in the United States. These innovative concepts, ranging from the use of trapezoidal cross sections to alternative dowel bar materials to fiber-reinforced concrete, all share the same TE-30 goal of providing long lasting, economical, PCC pavements that meet the specific performance requirements of their particular application. The TE-30 program has funded approximately 25 field projects since 1996. These projects were intended to test and evaluate innovative concrete pavement technology in “on-the-road” applications. A preliminary report summarized the status of the projects initiated through December 2001 (FHWA 2002), and yielded two other reports, one on pavement texturing (Hoerner and Smith 2002) and one on alternative dowel bars (Smith 2002). Since that time, additional field projects have been constructed and several construction and early performance reports prepared. Additionally, projects under Task 7 of FHWA’s Concrete Pavement Technology Program (CPTP), Field Trials of Concrete Pavement Product and Process Technology, share similar goals and objectives as those in the TE-30 program. The projects included in this report, consequently, are those from the original FHWA report (FHWA 2002) and an additional 15 projects identified by FHWA. The report entitled "High Performance Concrete Pavements: Project Summary" (FHWA 2006) is the basis for this Technical Summary. It is the purpose of this Technical Summary to document the current status of concrete pavement projects constructed under the TE-30 program and under Task 7 of CPTP, as well as several other related concrete pavement projects. Current and anticipated results are also described, as are recommendations for relevant future research activities.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IF-06-032
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2007 1:36PM