EXPERIMENTAL STABILIZED TURF SHOULDERS FOR NEW JERSEY PARKWAYS

EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICALLY STABILIZED TURF SHOULDERS WERE CONSTRUCTED DURING 1947 BY THE NEW JERSEY STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. FOURTEEN HUNDRED FEET OF TEST SHOULDERS WERE DIVIDED INTO SEVEN 200-FOOT PLOTS ON EACH SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 30. ALL SHOULDER PLOTS WERE TEN FEET WIDE WITH A PITCH OF FIVE PERCENT. VARIOUS MIXTURES OF SAND, SOIL, AND CRUSHED ROCK AGGREGATES WERE USED. TURF WAS ESTABLISHED BY SEEDING. IT WAS FOUND THAT BY RAISING SNOWPLOW BLADES SNOW REMOVAL COULD BE PERFORMED WITHOUT DAMAGE TO THE TURF. DURING THE SPRING THAW RUTS ONLY ABOUT 1 1/2 INCHES DEEP RESULT FROM TRUCKS RUN OVER THESE STABILIZED TURF-COVERED SHOULDERS. SLIGHT HEAVING OF SHOULDERS WAS CORRECTED BY ROLLING WITH A FIVE-TON ROLLER WITHOUT DAMAGE TO THE TURF IN SPRING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 80-94, 4 FIG, 2 TAB, 11 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Deakin, O A
  • Publication Date: 1949

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  • Accession Number: 00205013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 1-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1971 12:00AM