PERFORMANCE OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT IN ILLINOIS

A study of the performance of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) constructed on the Interstate highway system in Illinois has been conducted. The major purpose is to determine the types, severities, amounts, and causes of distress. Approximately 1230 miles of Interstate highway was surveyed, consisting of 7 to 10 in. (17-25 cm) slabs over granular and stabilized subbases. Distress found includes edge punchouts, steel ruptures, 'D' cracking, blowups, construction joint failures, lug rotation, longitudinal cracking, distress related to construction problems, pumping, and shoulder deterioration. Heavy truck loads, excess free moisture, deicing salts, construction practice and poor aggregate quality in the CRCP slab are the major factors causing distress. CRCP slab thickness and foundation support have a very significant effect on structural distress development.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield. Bureau of Materials and Physical Research. Report on Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program Ser-172.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    205 North Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801-2352

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  USA  62704-4766
  • Authors:
    • LaCourisere, S A
    • Darter, M I
    • Smiley, S A
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UIUC/ENG-77/2018 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1980 12:00AM