RESEARCH STUDIES IN CONNECTION WITH DESIGN FEATURES OF THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE

THE 110-MILE, 4-LANE, LIMITED-ACCESS FLORIDA TURNPIKE WAS OPENED TO TRAFFIC ON 25 JANUARY 1957. THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE FACILITY ENCOUNTERED A NUMBER OF MAJOR PROBLEMS. THESE PROBLEMS ARE OUTLINED, THEIR PECULIARITIES ARE RECORDED, AND THE STUDIES, EXPERIMENTATION, AND ANALYSIS ARE DESCRIBED ON WHICH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICY DETERMINATION OF THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY WERE BASED. THE PROBLEMS DISCUSSED ARE (1) A THICK LAYER OF OOLITIC LIMEROCK IN THE LOWER HALF OF THE HIGHWAY, (2) SELECTION OF GRASS TYPES FOR EROSION CONTROL, (3) SEEPAGE OF FINE SAND THROUGH PRECAST-CONCRETE PIPE JOINTS, (4) DESIGN OF SIGN SUPPORTS TO WITHSTAND WINDS UP TO HURRICANE FORCE, (2) LOCATION OF MEDIAN SERVICE AREAS, AND (6) RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 37, pp 194-200
  • Authors:
    • Bergendoff, R N
  • Publication Date: 1958

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 6-10, 1958
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM