BRICK TEST ROADS UNDER TRAFFIC MAY POINT THE WAY TO IMPROVED CONSTRUCTION METHODS

NEW AND IMPROVED PRODUCTS, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY EMPLOYED IN CONSTRUCTING THREE BRICK TEST ROADS IN OHIO. THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE TEST SECTIONS UNDER TRAFFIC WILL SHOW TO WHAT EXTENT THE PRESENT STANDARD DESIGNS SHOULD BE REVISED. THE LONGITUDINAL BRICK PROJECT IS THE SECOND OF ITS TYPE TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN OHIO. WITH THE BRICK LAID IN COURSES PARALLEL TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, THE FINISHED PAVEMENT PRESENTS A PLEASING APPEARANCE AND A GOOD RIDING SURFACE. IF THE SERVICE RECORD SHOWS THAT LONGITUDINAL BRICK SURFACE COURSES ARE EQUAL TO TO TRANSVERSE COURSES, ADDITIONAL PROJECTS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN THIS MANNER BECAUSE THE COST OF LAYING IS SLIGHTLY LOWER. THE REINFORCED GROUT FILLED BLOCK PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTED OF 8 BY 8 BY 3 3/4-IN. VITRIFIED PAVING BLOCK WITH 3/8-IN. ROUND BARS GROUTED INTO EACH JOINT MAY PROVE TO BE A SATISFACTORY METHOD OF RESURFACING EXISTING STABLE BASES. THE RESULTS OF THE MONOLITHIC VITRIFIED BRICK PROJECT CONSTRUCTED WITH MODERN FINISHING MACHINERY MAY BRING BACK THIS TYPE WHICH WAS QUITE GENERALLY USED ABOUT TWENTY YEARS AGO. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 18, Pt 1, PP 175-180, 9 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Swineford, F E
    • Schofield, H Z
  • Publication Date: 1939

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. November 28-December 2, 1938. Part I
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  • Accession Number: 00207178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM