Local Streets & Roads

Design and construction standards for streets and roadways should provide for pavements with both long service life and low maintenance. As a guide in achieving this goal, this publication provides designs that meet traffic requirements and will result in the lowest annual cost when considering both initial construction cost and pavement maintenance. Following are the factors involved in the design process for concrete streets and roads:

  1. Street classification and traffic
  2. Geometric design
  3. Subgrades and subbases
  4. Concrete quality
  5. Thickness design
  6. Jointing
  7. Construction specifications

Several other ACPA publications, Subgrades and Subbases for Concrete Pavements(1), Design and Construction of Joints for Concrete Streets(2), and Construction Specification Guideline for Concrete Streets and Local Roads(3), discuss the details of subgrades and subbases, jointing practices, and specifications in much greater detail