n IMIESA - Concrete roads the way to go : company news

Volume 30, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 30, Issue 11, Nov 2005, p. 49 - 50
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... Concrete roads the way to go A recent study by The Road Information Program (TRIP) in the USA found that concrete roads were so durable that they often exceeded their design lives by years - or even decades - and often handled three times more traffic than they were designed to accommodate. The TRIP study also showed that: ??The durability of concrete roads minimised the need for repair and annual maintenance. ??A study on tyre / highway noise conducted by the American National Centre for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) demonstrated that concrete roads were just as quiet as asphalt surfaces. In ..

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