Melbournes New Concrete Road (Dec 1976)

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Construction of a major concrete road is nearing completion at South Melbourne, for the Country Roads Board, Victoria. The total area of pavement is nearly 70,000 square metres, equivalent to 19 lane Kilometer of roadway. The road forms the southern and northern approaches to the new bridge over the Yarra...

100000 Sqm Of Pavement Recycling By Cement Stabilisation Brisbane (Jun 1982)

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The Brisbane City Council operates a Pavement Management System for the identification of the pave- ment needs of the City’s 4400 km of roads. Roads with failed areas exceeding 20 per cent and in need of rehabilitation are identified by this system. One of the rehabilitation methods adopted for roads...

Flinders Highway Pavement Recycling South Australia (Sep 1991)

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Until the last few years the main use of pavement rehabilitation by recycling the existing pavement by cement stabilisation had been in urban roads administered by Local Government. The existing pavement thicknesses and therefore the depths of pavement recycling in these applications are typically 150—200 mm. Using similar procedures the...

Grand Avenue Camellia – Parramatta Citys Latest Concrete Road (March 1977)

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We favour the finish-and-forget concrete pavement where it can be economically justified , said Parramatta Council‘s Chief Engineer, Mr. Fred Smale. Parramatta Council has now been using concrete pavements long enough to know that, in the long term, they save money. Not onIy does Council save on maintenance, but road...

Slipformed Concrete Pavement For Pacific Highway Queensland (Nov 1982)

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The Main Roads Department, Queensland recently awarded a contract for the construction of 3.25 km of two- lane concrete pavement on the Pacific Highway near Burleigh Heads. This project, which forms part of the programmed extension of the highway in the area skirting Queensland's Gold Coast Figure 1, will be...

Vic Roads Completes Australias Largest Recycling Programme (Feb 1992)

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The Victorian Roads Corporation (VIC ROADS) has recently completed Australia’s largest single road pavemen1 recycling programme. The key process used in the programme was the insitu cement stabilisation of the existing pavement material and bituminous surfacing. Within an annual statewide contract, an area of pavement of 800 000 m+ in...

Concrete Accessways In Nsw Housing Commision Residential Developments (June 1977)

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The Housing Commission of New South Wales has developed engineering designs and standards for urban subdivision over a period of more than 30 years. The Commission has developed practical and economical road designs as a result of this experience. The larger-scale subdivisions include several types of roads, ranging from quite...

Sydneys Western Freeway (Mar 1983)

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On 16th December 1982 the Hon. Neville Wran, Premier of New South Wales, opened two new sections of the F4 Western Freeway near Sydney. The comibined length of almost 9 km is made up of 5.8 km between Strathfield and Silverwater, and 3 km between Parramatta and Mays Hill Figure...

Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements (Mar 1992)

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Continuously reinforced concrete (CRC) pavements have the feature that the longitudinal reinforcement is continuous for the entire length of the pavement. Other than end-of day construction joints there are no transverse joints in CRC pavements. By balancing concrete properties, thickness and the amount of reinforcement, fine transverse cracks are developed...

Coloured Concrete Road For Rural Setting (Oct 1977)

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When the owners of properties fronting Roma Parade in the Shire of Sherbrooke, Victoria requested construction of their private road, it posed real problems for the Shire’s designers. Roma Parade is very steep havi ng a 67 metre fall in level over its 248 metres length. Their final design included...

Concrete Road Paving Record In Queensland (Jul 1983)

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During recent construction on a deviation of the Pacific Highway in South East Oueensland an Australian concrete road paving record of 1 km per day was established. The contractor, Seovic Holdings, using a Miller M9000 slipform paver and supported by the resources of Farley and Lewers (Old) Limited achieved a...

Princess Highway Sydney A 40-Year Performance Review (Jul 1992)

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As part of the planning and design of a road pavement it is allocated a ’design-life’. This is the period over which traffic loads are estimated for use in structural design. Usually expressed in years the typical range of design lives is 20—40 years. Concrete road pavements are frequently designed...