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New Report Highlights Need for Maintaining, Improving Roadway Infrastructure

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The Latest TRIP Report, published by a nonprofit organization that researches national transportation issues, states that "...Texas must improve its system of roads, highways and bridges to foster economic growth and keep businesses in the state." It continues by saying, "transportation improvements are needed to ensure safe, reliable mobility and quality of life for all Texans." To support these statements, the researchers looked at various factors affecting transportation infrastructure in Texas. One statistic that stood out is the fact that 45% of the state and locally maintained urban roads are deteriorated to a condition of poor or mediocre.

The preceding statements may also apply to many other states across the nation and emphasizes the need to initially build pavements with long-lasting performance in mind and, when needing to rehabilitate, use paving materials that are durable, sustainable and increase structural capacity while keeping life-cycle costs low. While it is well known that concrete pavements meet all of these requirements, it is also important to recognize that other concrete products like Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) and Flowable Fibrous Concrete Overlays serve an important role in improving and maintaining the nation’s pavement infrastructure.

NRMCA has promotional and technical guidance documents, and can also provide design assistance related to traditional concrete pavement as well as RCC, concrete overlays and pervious concrete for street and road applications and parking lots.

The full TRIP report may be found here. For more information regarding Concrete Streets and Local Roads as well as Parking Lot Pavement Design and Construction Assistance, contact NRMCA’s Brian Killingsworth at, contact the NRMCA National Resource Director located in your region or click here.

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