Reliable Early Opening Strength for Concrete Pavements and Patch Work

Project Details
STATE

US

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

06/01/16

END DATE

05/31/17

RESEARCHERS

Louisiana Transportation Research Center

SPONSORS

US DOT

KEYWORDS

Best practices; Concrete pavements; Durability; Flexural strength; Road construction; State departments of transportation; Traffic loads

Project description

The objective of this research project is to study the practices and requirements for early-opening-to-traffic concrete used by other state department of transportation (DOT‰Ûªs). This research will look to improve opening times, cost of concrete, and road conditions while keeping in mind the dependability and durability of the concrete. Current specifications are based on strength alone and may not be a true representation of the material used. Other factors or methods could be used in determining opening requirements such as traffic loads and conditions, concrete flexural strength, and the use of maturity for opening.
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