Evaluation of Performance of the Roadmesh Reinforcement Pavement at Trial Stretch on Chita-Khabarovsk Autoroad
An experimental section of asphalt concrete reinforced with Roadmesh metal mesh was constructed at Chita-Khabarovsk road in August 2008. It was with the participation of specialists from MADI (Moscow), Dorstroykontrol Research and Development Center (Chita), Maccaferri CIS and Zhireken branch of Trud CJSC (Irkutsk). In order to validate and elaborate the asphalt concrete reinforcement technology and for the evaluation of the mesh impact on the bearing capacity of the road pavement, cracking resistance and evenness of the asphalt concrete covering studies were carried out in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The paper presents the studies were carried out during 3 years of the pavement service under severe climatic and permafrost conditions and the results obtained.