With the goal of improving future concrete pavement design and construction practices, this project evaluated the performance of 303 inservice concrete pavement sections located throughout North America. An extensive field testing program, consisting of pavement condition surveys, drainage surveys, falling weight deflectometer (FWD) testing, coring/boring operations, and roughness testing, was conducted in order to collect the information needed for analysis. Because many of these pavement sections are part of State-level studies on concrete pavements, a range of design variables (e.g., load transfer, slab thickness, joint spacing, drainage) thought to affect concrete pavement performance are present. Over one-third of the sections was evaluated under a preceding FHWA study, meaning that 5-year performance trends are available for some of the sections. Additional pavement performance data are also available for 96 European concrete pavement sections and for 21 Chilean concrete pavement sections. The average age and average cumulative ESAL loadings for North American sections are 16 years and 7.1 million, respectively, compared to 21 years and 21.8 million for the European sections and 9 years and 5.9 million for the Chilean sections.
Rigid Pavement Performance and Rehabilitation data has not been collected by the LTPP program.