Long-life Surfacings for Roads

Field Test Results

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This report is the third and final output of a ten-year international research project studying the costs and viability of long-life road pavement surfacings. It describes the results of tests conducted with epoxy asphalt and high performance cementitious materials (HPCM) on real road sections in France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The project was initiated to address a growing problem for road administrations and road users: frequent closures of roadways for repairs and repaving as a result of surface pavements that have improved but still barely kept up with increased loads and traffic density.




International Transport Forum

This report is the third phase of an important research project that began in 2002. Taken as a whole, the project was designed to address the issues of road maintenance and the potential of long-life wearing courses to increase the longevity of a road. The project is genuine research work at the forefront of road construction technology and is the fruit of the collaborative efforts of experts representing 12 countries. This report summarises the results of field trials of two innovative materials for road surfacing.


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