Pavement Project Validates Post-Tensioned Solution

According to Moon Won, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor in the department of cvil and environmental engineering at Texas Tech University and the research supervisor for the project, this project is a follow up to a test section completed in 1985 by TxDOT—a 1-mile 6-inch PTCP section on Interstate 35 in West, about 15 miles south of the location of the current project.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

The concrete pavement project, located on Interstate Highway 35 in Hillsboro, in the Waco District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), involved the construction of a 9-inch post-tensioned concrete pavement (PTCP) and a 14-inch conventional continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) section. Construction on both sections started in June 2008 and completed in March. WW Weber is serving as the contractor for the project.

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