In the Netherlands, more and more motorway service stations are being transformed into rest areas. In these areas, light and heavy traffic comes and goes in a continuous flow. This means the road surface has to be able to withstand both dynamic and static axel loads.
Parking areas for trucks are almost always made of concrete. The longer obligatory rests for truck drivers mean a longer static load of their truck onto the surface. Concrete surfaces are capable of carrying such loads.
For large surfaces, it is attractive to use a slipform paver to lay the concrete. The concrete edges and kerbs can also be cast-in-place. The use of machines improves working conditions and results in a high daily output.