Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 53-07. Curing Practices for Concrete Pavement

The curing of concrete is widely recognized as a critical step for achieving high-quality long-lasting concrete pavements. While the most common curing practice is the application of membrane-forming curing compounds, the compound specifications, including application rates and the quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) practice, differ among state departments of transportation (DOTs). The timing of the curing application—which is critical to the success of the curing process—also differs among DOTs. State DOTs may also adopt additional curing measures during adverse weather conditions. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT practices for curing pavement concrete including procedures, materials, application rates, timing, QC/QA procedures, and specific measures adopted when paving under adverse weather conditions. The synthesis includes concrete pavement overlays, inlays, and widenings. Information will be gathered through a literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 53-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Global Sustainable Solutions

    City,   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Armaghani, Jamshid

  • Start Date: 20211005
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230406
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230406

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771593
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 53-07
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 17 2021 10:48PM