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Construction of a Thin-bonded Portland Cement Concrete Overlay Using Accelerated Paving Techniques
McGhee, Kenneth H.
H. Celik Ozyildirim
H. Celik Ozyildirim
Year: 1992
VTRC No.: 92-IR2
Abstract: The report describes the Virginia Department of Transportations' first modern experience with the construction of thin-bonded Portland cement concrete overlays of existing concrete pavements and with the fast track mode of rigid paving. The study was conducted in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and used a paving mixture verified in an FHWA mobile laboratory. The study showed that the fast track mode will permit lane closure times as short as 48 hours. Of special interest was the finding that adequate strength of the bond between the old pavement and the overlay is not dependent on the use of a bonding grout.