New Road Pavement Technologies – Examples of Applications in Poland
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The paper presents the applications of new road pavement technologies in Poland. The dynamic growth of car traffic in Poland has been observed. The average daily traffic on international roads has doubled over the last decade. It is estimated that it went from 6 to 12 thousand of vehicles per day. There are also road sections where the traffic flow significantly exceeds the level of 20 thousand vehicles daily. General traffic measurements which are systematically carried out by the road administration confirm this phenomenon. With this increase in traffic, the roads in Poland have been devastated. A fairly common phenomenon is rutting which is the result of driving overloaded trucks, especially in summer. The choice of the type of road pavement poses the problem for both investors and administrators. Without a doubt, factors to be taken into consideration include: 1. Technical conditions 2. Economic aspects 3. Availability of technologies and materials Regardless of technical and economic conditions, one cannot eliminate any road paving technology, but seriously consider the alternatives: bitumen (asphalt) or concrete pavement.
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