Road Science Illustrated: The ABCs of Continuously Reinforced Concrete

This guide is a primer on continuously reinforced concrete, which was first developed more than 75 years ago, but was not used frequently in the Interstate road system until the 1970s. The advantages are durability and a smooth ride. The article features six panels that illustrate the advantages of continuously reinforced concrete (CRCP). They include a comparison of jointed plain concrete pavement versus CRCP, and explanations of overlap longitudinal rebar, controlled shrinkage cracks, how CRCP keeps cracks small, how punchouts are avoidable, and how epoxy coating fights rust. The article also includes two columns, one by the deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, the other by a transportation structures engineer, both of whom explain why they like CRCP.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 43-46
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2007 1:37PM