Using concrete as the actual trafficable road surface holds considerable benefit and advantage in terms of the low cost of annual maintenance. Concrete is a strong, robust and durable material that resists erosion and deterioration under the rigorous and demanding punishment of traffic.
Concrete pavements durability and strength reduce the need for extensive maintenance and rehabilitation of road surfacing giving a benefit to the road network and a saving to the taxpayer. Additionally Concrete pavements allow a road network manager respite from the never ending and ever increasing road maintenance burden allowing greater control over pavement system management.
Concrete pavements having less repair requirement require less repair downtime, improving traffic access and flow and give a superior service to the traffic network.
The Hunter Expressway, as a valuable gateway to the important export city of Newcastle, requires a dependable and reliable pavement. Concrete pavements provide that dependability and reliability producing a motorway that performs and lasts under extreme conditions. When strength, durability and performance are required concrete pavements are the answer.