Heavy trucks that are stopping, turning, accelerating or climbing expose pavements to high levels of stress.
The technical publication High-Performance Intersections provides useful guidelines to the pavement designers who deal with the challenges of intersections and other high-stress pavements. The eight-page publication is available free by clicking here.
High-Performance Intersections lays out a four-point strategy to ensure good performance for intersections and other high-stress pavements. It chronicles two head-to-head intersection competitions between asphalt and concrete. Results from both competitions confirm that asphalt intersections take less time to construct, cost less to maintain, and provide a more durable, safer, and smoother surface on which to drive. The publication also discusses the "World’s Strongest Intersection."