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Bell-Bankasia Link Road Melbourne (Oct 1992)

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A major reduction in traffic congestion has been achieved in the Melbourne suburb of Heidelberg (11 km north-east of the CBD) with the recent opening of the Bell—Banksia link road. The $40m Federally- funded project reduces heavy through traffic on several local roads and will reduce road transport costs for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recycling Flood-Damaged Roads By Cement Stabilisation (Jul 1990)

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During 1990 large inland areas of Queensland and New South Wales were devastated by severe floods. Considerable media attention was devoted to the effect of these floods on people and their property. Evacuation, flood-relief oDerations and subseauent rehabilitation of towns damaged by the floods were widely reported. One element of...

Performance Of Concrete Pavements On Major Nsw Roads (Nov 1990)

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In recent years there has been a significant increase in the construction of concrete (rigid) pavements in NSW on both major highways and urban, municipal networks. Concrete roads have been constructed in configurations varying from two—lane carriageways to six-lane, dual-carriageway formations. Three major, heavily trafficked roads on which concrete pavements...

Brisbane City Council Process Approach To Insitu Cement Stabilisation As A Rehabilitation Method For Failed Pavements (Aug 1990)

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The Brisbane City Council is responsible for maintaining approximately 5000 km of road. A Pavement Management System was developed in 1977 to formulate policy on the effective funding for the maintenance and rehabilitation of road pavements. Through this system all streets are visually assessed and classified with regard to surface...

Warringah Freeway Pavement Sydney 22 Years Of Minimum Maintenance Service (Jun 1990)

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The Warringah Freeway (FI) extending north from the Sydney Harbour Bridge was commissioned in 1968. It was the first major length of urban concrete freeway pavement in Australia. The pavement, including shoulders, is reinforced concrete with a total length equivalent to 42 km of a two-lane road. Built under a...

Naasra Guide To The Structural Design Of Road Pavements (May 1988)

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The National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA) has recently published the Guide to the Structural Design of Road Pavements which supersedes the Interim Guide to Pavement Thickness Design published in 1979. The new guide incorporates a mechanistic design procedure for flexible pavements that represents a quantum leap forward...

Concrete Roundabout Pavements (Nov 1987)

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Roundabouts are being constructed to provide improved traffic facilities at a variety of intersections ranging from local collector/distributor roads to arterial roads and highways. They increase overall community amenity by reducing traffic speeds and accidents — by limiting the number of conflict points the potential for collisions is reduced and...

Melbournes Concrete Tram Track Structures (Jun 1987)

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Victoria (MTA) operates a fleet of about 685 electric passenger tramcars, over a street network of some 220 km of single track in Melbourne. The MTA also operates about 290 diesel buses, over a network of about 270street-km. Together, the two systems make more than...