Concrete Pavement Value: Economic, Operational And Community Benefits (Pavement Note 001)

Economic, Operational And Community Benefits

Concrete road pavements present a number of economic, accessibility and safety benefits when compared with flexible pavement options. This Pavement Note presents a summary of the latest findings which compare heavy duty pavement options. The intent of this Note is to provide road agencies and decision makers with factual information to inform funding decisions that maximise economic, operational and community value.

Concrete pavements are significantly lower in construction cost, maintenance cost and, consequently, whole of life cost. Additionally, they are smooth, skid resistant, more rapidly constructed, less labour-intensive, less equipment-intensive, more durable, and more available in-service. As such,  concrete pavements surpass asphalt pavements in all aspects.

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