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PCCP Intersections Design and Construction in Washington State

Description: The primary objective of this study was to summarize information related to the use of portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) for urban intersection construction in Washington State. PCCP construction has been used in Washington State since the early 1900s, but only since 1994 has the Washington State Department of Transportation begun reconstructing a selection of urban intersections with PCCP. Statewide, fifteen PCCP intersections have been constructed on state highways, and more will be built in the future. PCCP intersections eliminate the significant rutting problems that sometimes occur with asphalt-surfaced roadways. This report includes lessons learned about PCCP intersection construction costs, life cycle costs, traffic control/staging, design and construction considerations, and quality control issues.

  • Date Published: May, 2007
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 503.1
  • Last Modified: May 10, 2007
  • Author: Jeff S. Uhlmeyer.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 419 p., 24,790 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Concrete construction, Costs, Intersections, Life cycle costing, Pavement design, Portland cement concrete, Quality control, Reconstruction, Road construction, Urban areas, Work zone traffic control.
  • Keywords: Concrete intersections, urban intersections, concrete pavement, concrete construction, pavement rutting, traffic control, fast track paving, accelerated construction, life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), Washington State.
  • Related Publications: PCCP Intersections Design and Construction in Washington State, (WA-RD 503.2).


This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008