Evaluation of a Concrete Pavement Restoration Project in Virginia

Report No: 94-R16

Published in 1994

About the report:

The purpose of this Federal Highway Administration Demonstration Project was to evaluate the installation and performance of a section of I-81 in Botetourt County, Virginia, that was rehabilitated by concrete pavement restoration (CPR) methods. The seven repair techniques used were (1) slab replacement, (2) patching, (3) slab stabilization (4) surface grinding, (5) joint resealing, (6) subdrain installation, and (7) load transfer restoration. Although the individual repair techniques had varying degrees of success, CPR as an integrated system was generally effective in restoring the pavement's structural and functional integrity. It was recommended that the Virginia Department of Transportation routinely consider CPR as a viable alternative for pavement rehabilitation. It was also recommended that projects under consideration for restoration be carefully evaluated to ascertain whether their structural conditions render them suitable for CPR.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Thomas E. Freeman

Last updated: December 23, 2023

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