DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE

ASPHALT PENETRATION MACADAM BASE WAS USED FOR THE FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTED ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE. SINCE THE TURNPIKE WAS OPENED TO TRAFFIC IN 1951, 61 MILES OF ROADWAY HAVE BEEN WIDENED TO PROVIDE SIX LANES WHERE THERE WERE ORIGINALLY FOUR. ONE ADDITIONAL INTERCHANGE WAS ADDED AT FLORENCE, N. J. TO TIE IN WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE. THE NEWARK BAY-HUDSON COUNTY EXTENSION WAS CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN THE NEWARK AIRPORT INTERCHANGE AND THE HOLLAND TUNNEL WITH THREE NEW INTERCHANGES AND TWO SERVICE AREAS. BECAUSE OF A MORE THAN DOUBLE TRAFFIC INCREASE FROM 1952 TO 1958, TRAFFIC PROBLEMS HAVE DEVELOPED WHICH REQUIRE SPECIAL HANDLING. IT IS MANDATORY THAT TRAFFIC ISN'T INTERRUPTED FOR LONG PERIODS WHILE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FACILITIES BY CONTRACT IS UNDER WAY OR WHEN THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT IS PERFORMING MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR WORK ON THE ROADWAY. THIS SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE DESIGN IS ADEQUATE AND THE TRAFFIC LOAD IS UNIQUE IN THE HISTORY OF HIGHWAYS. CAREFUL ANALYSIS MUST BE CONDUCTED OF ALL CONDITIONS WHICH AFFECT THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PAVEMENT TO DETERMINE THE METHODS OF MAINTENANCE TO BE UNDERTAKEN.

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  • Accession Number: 00206940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1994 12:00AM