CONCRETE ROADS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW. EUROPEAN ROAD 4 VAELA-HYLLINGE, SWEDEN. SYMPOSIUM IN HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN 28-29 JUNE, 1978

BETONGVAEGAR I DAG OCH I MORGON. EUROPAVAEG 4 VAELA-HYLLINGE

In 1958, 3.4 percent of the Swedish road network consisted of roads with concrete pavements. In connection with the oil crisis in 1974, the price of oil and asphalt products rose drastically. Facing the prospect of non-availability of such products in the future, the Swedish Road Administration set up a project group to investigate whether concrete pavements were a realistic alternative to asphalt pavements, and to devlop methods for repairing worn concrete pavements. The group suggested that the E 4 between Nobbele and Varnamo (southern Sweden) be built in concrete. It is 17 km long and 13 M wide. The subgrade is compact with a relatively high subsoil water level, in some places only 1 M below ground level. The report contains a detailed description of the project together with a cost analysis. Also included in the report is a discussion on various aspects of concrete road maintenance, such as: settlements; tracking wear and surface damages; crack repairs; joint and road maintenance; road markings. Finally the report contains a review of the development regarding concrete pavements in some European countries (W Germany, DDR, Austria, France, Holland and Belgium). /TRRL/

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    • Published by the National Swedish Road Administration (c/o Herbert Nordin) for Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundet.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road Administration

    Fack S-10220
    Stockholm 12,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Ternryd, C O
    • Persson, O
    • Ringstroem, G
    • Karlsson, I
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00196893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM