TM 5-822-7/AFM 88-6, Chap. 8
Figure 3. Special joint between new and existing pavements.
inch. In all instances, approval for the use of pave-
24. Pavement protection. All vehicular traffic shall
ment will be based on adequate provisions for
be excluded from the pavements for at least 14 days.
keeping pavements clean and protecting pavements
As a construction expedient, earlier use of pavement
is permitted for operations of construction equip-
ment only as necessary for paving intermediate
25. Measurements. When appropriate, contract
lanes between newly paved lanes. Approval for use
specifications may require that concrete be
of the pavements for construction purposes prior to
measured and paid for on a square-yard basis.
14 days maybe omitted from contract specifications
Whether concrete is paid for on a square-yard or
if unnecessary or undesirable for local conditions.
cubic-yard basis, the unit-price schedule for bidding
Operation of construction equipment on the edge of
purposes will be prepared to show separate
previously constructed slabs will be permitted only
estimated quantities for different pavement
when concrete is more than 72 hours old and has a
thicknesses that may be required.
strength of at least 400 pounds per square