This section of the I-10 Freeway in the Inland Empire was honored for its durability with a Joint Legislative Proclamation in 2017 and 2017 ACPA Longevity Award.
The Concrete Solution for Highways
While concrete highway pavement has many advantages, it is known best for superior durability and long life. This durability aspect translates to fewer maintenance and construction related road delays, as well as lower life-cycle costs. Concrete pavements have an average service life of 30 to 50 years. In California, where vehicle traffic has grown beyond expectations, many concrete highways are exceeding their design life well beyond 50 years.
Benefits of Using Concrete for Highways
Vehicles traveling on concrete highways use less fuel because the rolling resistance is much lower than that of other paving materials.
Concrete highways are naturally light-reflective which reduces lighting requirements saving energy and providing a safer nighttime environment.
Documents and Resources
- CNCA Integrated Paving Solutions Overview
- Best Practices – Utility Cuts in Concrete Pavement
- I-10 Concrete Pavement Celebrates 70 Years
- Lightweight Cellular Concrete Speeds Hwy 35 Storm Damage Reconstruction
- Guide to Full Depth Reclamation (FDR)
- RCC, The Right Choice for Heavy-Duty Pavements – PCA
- Utility Cuts in Concrete Pavements – ACPA
- Project Profile – Sepulveda Boulevard Widening Project
- Longevity of Diamond-Ground Concrete Pavements – ACPA
- Long-Life Concrete: How Long Will My Concrete Last? – NCPTC
- Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement – FHWA
- FAA Rigid Pavement Design Spreadsheet Instructions