The FHWA released an 8-page tech brief covering design optimization for continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP). 

Authored by Dr. Shiraz Tayabji, Advanced Concrete Pavement Consultancy LLC, and Mike Plei, a Pavement Engineering Consultant, the publication begins with an overview of CRCP technology, including benefits including the potential to provide “zero maintenance” with proper design and construction. 

The publication, “Optimized Design Details for Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements” (FHWA-HIF-19-066), then provides guidance on optimizing several key design features including:

  • Simplified details for terminal ends,
  • Improved transverse construction joint detail,
  • Shoulder type, and
  • Concrete slab/base interface.

The publication is based on information included in the previously cited references and recent refinements implemented in the field.  Click here to download a copy.