Southeast Michigan Local Road Concrete Road Durability Study

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

11/15/05

END DATE

07/31/06

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CP TECH, CTRE
SPONSORS

Michigan Concrete Paving Assn

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Jim Grove

PCC Engineer

About the research

Counties and cities in southeast Michigan have used concrete pavements for nearly 100 years. Issues of concrete durability have arisen with some pavements built after 1990. The CP Tech Center evaluated the causes of distress and offered recommendations for improvements. Of particular concern were the roles of the air entrainment system in the hardened concrete, alkali-silica reactivity, and the impact of coarse aggregate type (limestone or blast furnace slag) on the joint deterioration distresses that were observed.

 

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