CONVEYOR EXPERIMENT AT PORTSMOUTH MONITORED BY RRL

BRIEF DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE NEW TRAVELLING TIPPER/STACKER SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR SPREADING CHALK FOR THE EMBANKMENTS OF THE PROPOSED M27 INTERCHANGE BEING BUILT IN PORTSMOTH HARBOUR. THE CHALK IS BEING TRANSPORTED APPROXIMATELY 4 KILOMETERS ALONG THE LINE OF THE MOTORWAY BY CONVEYOR. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS METHOD HAS BEEN USED IN LARGE-SCALE EARTHMOVING OPERATIONS. THE REASON FOR USING THE CONVEYOR IS TO PROTECT THE RESIDENTS OF THIS DENSELY POPLUATED AREA FROM THE NOISE AND DUST OF RELAYS OF HEAVY VEHICLES, TO AVOID WEAR AND TEAR ON THE ROADS, AND TO PREVENT INCREASED TRAFFIC DENSITY AS THERE ARE SEVERAL SCHOOLS ON THIS ROUTE. THE EQUIPMENT WAS PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ON THE ADVICE OF THE TRRL WHO ARE MONITORING THE EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE THE ECONOMIC POSSIBILITIES OF THIS FORM OF EARTHMOVING. /TRRL/

  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Accession Number: 00215753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM