Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty
17, 2, 2018, 111-126

Influence of the construction technology on the texture and roughness of concrete pavements

Piotr Mackiewicz Mail
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 41 Wybrzeże Stanisława Wyspiańskiego Street, 50-370 Wrocław
Antoni Szydło Mail
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 41 Wybrzeże Stanisława Wyspiańskiego Street, 50-370 Wrocław
Bartłomiej Krawczyk Mail
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 41 Wybrzeże Stanisława Wyspiańskiego Street, 50-370 Wrocław
Published: 2018-06-30


The paper presents studies of different ways of finishing the top surface of concrete pavements. The authors carried out investigations on selected concrete pavement stretches of motorways and expressways in Poland and analysed the variation in roughness and texture depending on the type of pavement structure and base, the temperature, the type of surface finish and the in-service time. It has been found that the construction technology and the type of pavement structure have a bearing on roughness while the top surface finish technology has an effect on texture. The highest pavement smoothness values were measured on the jointless continuously reinforced pavements. It is shown that the texture index considerably depends on the pavement service time. No effect of temperature on the investigated parameters was observed.


concrete pavement, continuously reinforced (no joints) pavements, IRI, MPD, pavement roughness, texture.

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Influence of the construction technology on the texture and roughness of concrete pavements

Mackiewicz, Piotr; Szydło, Antoni; Krawczyk, Bartłomiej. Influence of the construction technology on the texture and roughness of concrete pavements. Roads and Bridges - Drogi i Mosty, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 111-126, jun. 2018. ISSN 2449-769X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 Feb. 2024. doi: