the design of a major full-scale experimental concrete road investigating the construction, performance and cost of continuously reinforced concrete pavements (crcp) is described. the performance of seven crcp sections, each approximately 1.6 km long, will be compared with that of conventional jointed concrete pavements, both unreinforced and reinforced. the thicknesses of the crcp sections are 250, 230 and 210 mm which are respectively 30, 50 and 70 mm less than the control sections. two end treatments are being investigated; anchorages which restrain movement and wide flange beam joints which accommodate movement. also included in the experiment are lengths of jointed unreinforced concrete pavement with narrow unsealed transverse joint grooves; over one length of this type of construction the separation membrane has been omitted.(a)

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