Evaluation of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Materials, US 27, Pendleton County

Kentucky's rigid pavement utilizes a catalog of rigid pavements designs developed by evaluating both the Kentucky rigid pavement design procedure and the 1986 AASHTO procedure at varying levels of traffic and subgrade strength. As Kentucky anticipates moving toward the use of the proposed NCHRP 1-37A Pavement Design Guide, new design procedures will be required for concrete material parameters which have not been previously routinely tested in Kentucky. This project will evaluate parameters for Modulus of Rupture (flexural strength), Modulus of Elasticity, and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion using a construction site at US 27 in Pendleton County.