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What is inside this section: Pavement

An overview of the history and basic concepts involved in road pavements. This includes coverage of common pavement types organized into two groups, flexible pavements and rigid pavements.

An older Portland Cement Concrete road. This is the Sunset Highway in Washington, paved in 1919.

Pavement History

A brief view of how pavement design, construction and performance has evolved should help provide perspective on present and, possible, future practice.

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Backhoe used to place and initially grade spots

In designing and building pavements, we sometimes casually assume that making a pavement thicker also makes it stronger, but even to the extent this is true, how thick is thick enough? One of the key questions in the structural design of an asphalt pavement is how thick each layer of the structure should be. During … Read more »