LONG TERM PERFORMANCE OF AN EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSITE PAVEMENT

THE REPORT PRESENTS AN EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTED ON HIGHWAY 401 NEAR MILTON IN 1959. THE EXPERIMENT CONSISTED OF SEVEN SECTIONS OF COMPOSITE PAVEMENT AND A SECTION OF CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT. THE CONTROL SECTION IS NORMAL REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT (1959 DESIGN). DATA ON TRANSVERSE AND LONGITUDINAL CRACKING, ROAD RIDEABILITY AND SKID RESISTANCE ARE PRESENTED, AND EACH PAVEMENT SECTION IS RATED ON PRESENT PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE MOST SATISFACTORY PAVEMENT SECTION IN THE EXPERIMENT CONSISTS OF A 3 1/4 IN. BITUMINOUS OVERLAY ON AN 8 IN. UNREINFORCED CONCRETE BASE AND THAT MESH REINFORCEMENT IN THE CONCRETE BASE HAS NO BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPOSITE PAVEMENT. IT IS ALSO CONCLUDED THAT THE BEST COMPOSITE PAVEMENT IN THIS EXPERIMENT HAS PERFORMED SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN MANY COMPARABLE RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS, APPROXIMATELY THE SAME AGE AND SUBJECTED TO A SIMILAR TRAFFIC VOLUME, ELSEWHERE ON HIGHWAY 401.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • RYELL, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Roads & Transportation Assoc /Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No Rr 184 Res Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM