EARTHWORK COMPACTION SPECIFICATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION CONTROL PROCEDURES

IN 1935 THE OHIO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ADOPTED AN EARTHWORK SPECIFICATION WHICH REQUIRED MOISTURE AND DENSITY CONTROL OF THE COMPACTION OF EMBANKMENTS AND SUBGRADES. DURING THE 20 YEARS OF OPERATION UNDER THIS SPECIFICATION, THE DEPARTMENT HAS HAD EXCELLENT SUCCESS IN APPLYING MOISTURE AND DENSITY CONTROL, RESULTING IN EMBANKMENTS AND SUBGRADES OF IMPROVED STABILITY. THE IMPROVED EARTHWORK CONSTRUCTION HAS PRODUCED STABLE EMBANKMENTS IN WHICH SLIDES, SETTLEMENTS, AND LOCAL FAILURES SELDOM OCCUR. SUBGRADES ARE NOW CONSTRUCTED WITH SUFICIENT STABILITY TO ADEQUATELY SUPPORT TODAY'S HEAVY TRAFFIC. WITHOUT MOISTURE-DENSITY CONTROL FOR SUBGRADES, IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE TO BUILD THE STABLE ROADS NOW NEEDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 26, No 7, PP 23-28, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Craig, H R
  • Publication Date: 1956-7

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  • Accession Number: 00215488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1972 12:00AM