“Concrete road pavements offer a considerable number of long-term benefits. They offer better journey reliability, they need less maintenance interventions resulting in reduced need for road workers to work on live carriageways and less congestion caused by road works, and they offer lower whole life costs and better use of the road network asset. They can also offer significant traffic noise reduction and are well suited to the Smart motorway construction programme.
There is a wide range of concrete road pavements solutions. This new guide covers the main options that are proven, tried and tested and warrant greater use on the UK road network. In addition, there is an overview of future developments that underline the potential of concrete road surfaces to provide a longlasting road network that has reduced whole life cost, significant environmental benefits and can actually earn its keep.”