Increased Application of Sustainable Concrete Pavements in the Netherlands

Paper by SMITS from ISCR 10th 2006 Brussels Belgium

Since the late 80ies in the Netherlands more and more cross-sections are constructed as roundabouts in stead of a cross section with traffic-lights. The pavements and prefabricated elements suffer from heavy traffic-loads and lots of maintenance was required. Therefore the last years it is investigated how sustainable roundabouts could reduce maintenance. Especially concrete pavements are suitable for this application. Not only for the main lanes but also for curbstones, concrete rims and bumpy-lanes. This paper describes the step by step approach in the Netherlands but also the advanced use op crete-print.

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