Construction and Test Results on Dowel Bar Retrofit HVS Test Sections 556FD, 557FD, 558FD, and 559FD: State Route 14, Los Angeles County at Palmdale

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CA

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Old

Project description

This report presents the results of construction, Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) tests, deflection tests, post-HVS forensic testing, and analysis on dowel bar retrofitted (DBR) concrete pavement test sections at Palmdale, California. This project was originally proposed in 2000 by the Caltrans Headquarters Division of Design. Benefits expected from this research are to provide Caltrans with information about design and construction of DBR to help determine where DBR may be a cost-effective strategy for rehabilitating rigid pavement and to help obtain best performance where DBR is selected as the preferred rehabilitation strategy.
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