The work can be phased to re-direct traffic during demolition, placement, and curing. If this approach is not practical, metal trench plates can be used to cover and protect new concrete while it cures. For some other applications, use of a “high early strength” mix which contains chemical additives to speed the curing process may be advisable. The approach which makes the most sense depends on factors such as type and thickness of concrete, target strength, time available for curing, size of areas, cost of plates versus additives, and other variables.