NEW JERSEY TESTS ON STABILIZED TURF SHOULDERS

TRAFFIC TESTS WERE PERFORMED IN MARCH 1953 AT EIGHT LOCATIONS TO AID IN EVALUATING THE STABILITY AND SOIL CHARACTERISTICS OF PORTIONS OF STABILIZED TURF SHOULDERS IN CURRENT USE IN NEW JERSEY. ADDITIONAL DENSITY DETERMINATIONS WERE MADE DURING THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30, 1953. THE WINTER OF 1952-1953 WAS RELATIVELY MILD AND DID NOT PRESENT A MAJOR PROBLEM IN FROST PENETRATION. SPRING THAW WAS NOT OF THE NATURE THAT WOULD RESULT IN TOO GREAT A LOSS OF BEARING STRENGTH. RESULTS OBTAINED SHOULD NOT BE USED RIGIDLY FOR PREDICTING SUCCESS OR STABILITY OF THE SHOULDERS TESTED BUT ARE OF VALUE TO REJECT OR PASS ON THEIR INSTABILITY. TESTING WAS DONE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HEAVY SPRING RAINS WHICH, IN THE CASE OF TEST AREAS NJ-STS-4 THROUGH 8, PUT THE MOISTURE CONTENTS AS HIGH AS IS PROBABLY EVER ATTAINED IN THESE SOILS. TEST AREAS NJ-STS-1 THROUGH 3 WILL PROBABLY BE SUBJECTED TO CONITIONS DURING A SEREVE WINTER WITH THE FOLLOWING SPRING THAW MORE CONDUCIVE TO LOSS OF BEARING STRENGTH THAN OCCURRED THE SPRING OF 1953. TEST AREAS NJ-STS-2 AND 4 OF THE STABILIZED MATERIALS WERE THE ONLY TWO SHOWING ANY APPRECIABLE PENETRATION OF THE TRUCK WHEELS UNDER THE 18,000-LB. REAR AXLE LOAD. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 318, pp 3-9, 6 TAB, 6 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Nikola, H C
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00205070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 1971 12:00AM