Surface Texture of British Concrete Pavements

by William E. Murphy, Head; Construction Research Dept., Cement and Concrete Association, Wexham Springs, Slough, England,
David P. Maynard, Sr. Research Engr.; Construction Research Dept., Cement and Concrete Assoc., Wexham Springs, Slough, England,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 115-136

Document Type: Journal Paper


An increased rate of wear of surface texture has been brought about by recent increases in traffic intensity. Research and development of techniques have been carried out in the United Kingdom to facilitate the construction of highway pavements that maintain high levels of skidding resistance over a period of many years. Transverse grooving techniques have been developed to provide surfaces with excellent safety characteristics that will be of benefit to both road users and the community as a whole.

Subject Headings: Concrete pavements | Traffic safety | Infrastructure construction | Research and development | Construction methods | Vehicle-pavement interaction | Load and resistance factor design | Skid resistance | United Kingdom | Europe

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