Case study of urban concrete pavement reconstruction on interstate 10

Eul Bum Lee, Jeffery Raphael Roesler, John T. Harvey, C. William Ibbs

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Many urban concrete pavements in California need to be reconstructed, as they have exceeded their design lives and require frequent maintenance and repair. Information is needed to determine which methodologies for pavement design, materials selection, traffic management, and reconstruction strategies are most suitable to achieve the objectives of California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) long-life pavement rehabilitation strategies (LLPRS) program. To develop construction productivity information for several construction windows, a case study was performed on a Caltrans concrete rehabilitation demonstration project near Los Angeles on Interstate-10, where 20 lane-km was successfully rebuilt using fast setting hydraulic cement concrete (FSHCC) with one weekend closure for 2.8 lane-km and repeated 7- and 10-h nighttime closures for the remaining distance. The concrete delivery and discharge controlled the overall progress. In terms of the number of slabs replaced per hour, the 55-h weekend closure was 54% faster than the average nighttime closure. An excellent traffic management strategy helped to reduce the volume of traffic during the weekend closure and minimize the traffic delay through the construction zone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • California
  • Case reports
  • Concrete pavements
  • Interstate high-ways
  • Reconstruction
  • Urban areas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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