STABLE SHOULDERS

THE FOLLOWING POINTS CONCERNING SHOULDERS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHENEVER A HIGHWAY DESIGN PLAN IS UNDER CONSIDERATION: (1) COST OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHOULDERS VARY OVER A CONSIDERABLE RANGE; (2) DEPENDENT UPON THE TYPE OF HIGHWAY, WHICH IS RELATED TO THE TRAFFIC LOADS, A GIVEN SHOULDER WILL PROVIDE ADEQUATE STABILITY AND BEST VALUE FOR MONEY EXPENDED; (3) STABILIZED TURF SHOULDERS HAVE A DEFINITE PLACE ON MODERN HIGHWAYS; (4) STABILIZED TURF COVERINGS; (5) STABILIZED TURF SOULDERS ARE RELATIVELY ECONOMICAL TO CONSTRUCT AND TO MAINTAIN; (6) MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED CONCERNING THE CAUSE OF BUILD-UP OF STABILIZED TURF SHOULDERS AND A SERIES OF TESTS, DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHY BUILD-UP TAKES PLACE, IS OFFERED FOR CONSIDERATION. TYPICAL COST DATA ARE GIVEN FOR A NUMBER OF SHOULDER TYPES: ASPHALTIC CONCRETE, CEMENT- STABILIZED SOIL, BITUMINOUS STABILIZATION, IMPROVED STONE, GRAVEL, OILED SURFACES, AND TRANSITION STRIP (MODIFIED PANETRATION MACADAM). /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 222, pp 8-11, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Nikola, H C
  • Publication Date: 1952

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  • Accession Number: 00205046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 1971 12:00AM