This report examines economical ways of improving road surfaces to reduce traffic noise and fuel consumption while maintaining high safety and driving comfort standards. The report considers skid resistance, evenness, tyre/road noise, surface reflection properties, energy and economic aspects, and highlights possible trade-offs between these requirements. A study is presented of current construction and maintenance techniques for wearing courses. General trends in the optimisation of surface characteristics (selection of materials, mix design, laying methods and equipment, inspection and monitoring) are outlined. Special problems such as carriageway markings, speed reduction devices, remedial measures for spillage of petroleum products are highlighted. (TRRL)

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Road Research Group, 2 Rue Andre-Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 206 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92-64-12563-9
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM