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Fast-Track Concrete Pavement Construction
Fast-track concrete pavement construction entails many methods for accelerating construction. Contractors and agencies must make some changes to traditional construction specifications and processes to build a fast-track project. The changes not only include the use of high-early strength (fast-track) concrete, but can also include revising opening criteria, construction staging, joint construction, and worker responsibilities.
The process ensures that a number of issues are considered to compare feasible alternatives. These issues are divided into the following nine areas:
- Traffic Management
- Concrete Pavement Construction Requirements
- Innovative Bidding
- Operations Performance
- Emergency Planning
- Public Information and Coordination
Highway engineers and contractors with good understanding of the common strategies for Concrete Pavement rehabilitation can develop traffic control plans and contract requirements to optimize the cost and effectiveness of construction, traffic management, motorist convenience, and community/social needs.
The driving public expects our pavements to be rehabilitated in a manner that minimizes user delay costs during construction and also results in a pavement that gives many years of service. Concrete pavement rehabilitation techniques can meet these expectations.
- " Traffic Management - Handbook for Concrete Pavement Reconstruction and Rehabilitation," EB213, American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Federal Highway Administration, Skokie, IL, 2000.