THE INTERLOCKING CONCRETE BLOCK PAVEMENT

The rising cost of imported crude oil used in flexible pavement construction has prompted the Australian concrete industry to examine alternative pavements. One such alternative being considered is the block pavement: an old concept which has been modified to comply with present day requirements. The latest version of this pavement develops an interlock between the blocks, thus ensuring a much more efficient distribution of wheel loads. Its many attributes suggest that the block pavement may be valuable, particularly in certain locations, and especially where traffic speeds are low. The use of blocks in residential streets, for instance, will have many advantages, including enhanced aesthetics. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 54-57
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM