Urban Interstate Portland Cement Concrete Rehabilitation Alternatives for Washington State

Two urban Interstate portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements (SR 5 in Seattle and SR 90 in Spokane) were studied in order to (1) determine the mechanisms causing their deterioration, (2) estimate when the pavement condition would become unacceptable and the best time for rehabilitation, and (3) determine suitable rehabilitation alternatives. The rehabilitation alternatives were examined on a life-cycle cost basis.

The research done in this study was a combination of efforts at the University of Washington through the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of Illinois, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.


Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 1991
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 202.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Joe P. Mahoney, Jo A. Lary, Linda M. Pierce, Newton C. Jackson, Ernest J. Barenberg.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
Concrete pavements, Data collection, Evaluation, Interstate highways, Life cycle costing, Mathematical analysis, Pavement distress, Pavement maintenance, Pavement performance, Portland cement concrete, Rehabilitation (Maintenance), Urban areas.