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Jointed Reinforced Concrete Pavement (JRCP)

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Jointed reinforced concrete pavements (JRCP) contain steel mesh reinforcement (sometimes called distributed steel). In JRCP, designers intentionally increase the joint spacing and include reinforcing steel to hold together mid-panel cracks. The spacing between transverse joints is typically 30 ft (9 m) or more with some agencies using a spacing as great as 100 ft (30.5 m). During construction of the interstate system, most agencies in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. built JRCP. Today only a handful of agencies employ this design due to performance issues caused by the embedded steel being incapable of holding together mid-panel cracking and the resultant erosion/faulting of such cracks.


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