Concrete By-Passes

Paper by BERMEL ROMMERSWINKEL VOLLPRACH from ISCR 9th 2004 Instanbul Turkey

Concrete pavements have been used in Germany mainly for federal motorways, airfields and industrial areas and less for state and provincial roads. By-passes have been constructed with asphalt pavements. In 2001/ 2002 a by-pass in the course of a federal trunk road was constructed with a concrete pavement for the first time on the basis of a more economic alternative proposal. The two-layer construction method with a very thin upper layer was used. Concrete pavements are suitable for by-passes when definite peripheral conditions exist. Although Germany is very experienced in concrete road construction a concrete by-pass is something new for quite a lot of district road offices. Therefore the here described by-pass may be regarded as a pilot scheme.

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