Looking to Stretch That Dollar

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Title: Looking to Stretch That Dollar

Author(s): Robert E. Menard

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 51

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 21-26

Keywords: concrete construction; concrete pavements; construction costs; economics; deterioration; loads (forces); maintenance; performance tests; slip-form construction; subbases; structural design

Date: 1/1/1975

Abstract:
With increases in revenues not keeping pace with the demand for more and safer roads Engineers at the Macomb County Road Commission sharpened their pencils and tailored their concrete pavements to meet individual project needs. Weighing maintenance problems and evaluating performance on existing pavements in the area, current pavement design practices were modified to reflect local experience and a bold and economical design was evolved.