In 1977 the Federal Highway Administration sponsored a four-state study concerning value engineering analysis of repair of continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP). The federal task order which initiated the study was then modified so as to provide a workshop to disseminate findings from the value engineering study and from related HPR research studies. This report summarizes discussions from the workshop. The continuously reinforced concrete pavement is a sophisticated one and warrants the most up-to-date methods of design, construction, evaluation, and repair. Localized patching is a valid preventive maintenance measure. A value engineering team has developed a set of guidelines for placing a high-quality patch in CRCP in an efficient manner. However, at some point in the life of such a pavement it may become more practical to discontinue patching and to resort to the more extensive process of rehabilitation. There are a number of decision criteria (e.g., total present cost for the analysis period) regarding the selection of a rehabilitation method and when it should be applied. The Road Maintenance Engineer can choose one or a combination of several rehabilitation methods for CRCP. Sub-drains, concrete shoulders, undersealing, epoxy for cracks and punch-outs, overlays and combinations of these features represent alternatives to continual patching and should seriously be considered in lieu thereof. /Author/

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    • Workshop sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (held February 15-16, 1978).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    1201 Capitol Access Road, P.O. Box 94245
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245
  • Authors:
    • Kinchen, R W
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00189325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-LA-78-127
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8852
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM