ASPHALTIC PAVEMENT PATCHING IN KANSAS

THE GENERAL MAINTENANCE PLAN OF OPERATIONS USED IN KANSAS IS INTRODUCED. THE PLAN PROVIDES FOR DIVIDING EACH MAINTENANCE DISTRICT INTO THREE OR FOUR SUB-DISTRICTS, EACH HEADED BY A MAINTENANCE FOREMAN. EACH FOREMAN IS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBLITY FOR MAINTAINING EVERYTHING OWNED BY THE KANSAS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION WITHIN HIS SUB-DISTRICT. THE MAINTENANCE PLAN WAS DESIGNED TO ESTABLISH TOTAL MECHANIZATION AND PROVIDE A MACHINE-TOOL FINISH ON ALL REPAIRS AS WELL AS A WELL-BALANCED PROGRAM WITH FULL PRODUCTIVITY FOR THE MEN AND EQUIPMENT BOTH SUMMER AND WINTER. THE PLAN PROVIDES FOR TRAINING THE FOREMAN AND OPERATORS SO THAT ALL REPAIRS ARE MADE UNIFORMLY. THE MAJOR TASK WAS TO DIVIDE THE EXISTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT INTO SUB-DISTRICTS AND TO PROGRAM THE BUILDINGS, STORAGE YARDS, EQUIPMENT, AND PERSONNEL FOR EACH. APPROXIMATELY 20 SUB- DISTRICTS WERE ESTABLISHED EACH YEAR THROUGHOUT THE FIVE- YEAR PERIOD. EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL FOR EACH SUBDISTRICT ARE DESCRIBED. ALL MAJOR ASPHALT SURFACES ARE REPAIRED WITH A ONE-PASS OPERATION AND WITH A MATERIAL THAT ALLOWS THE EDGE AND CENTER-LINE PAVEMENT MARKS TO BE PLACED ON THE SAME DAY. THIS PERMITS COMPLETION OF ASPHALT SURFACE MAINTENANCE AT AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM INCONVENIENCE TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 13-16
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance practices 1968: performance budgeting, pavement maintenance, and winter maintenance
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1970 12:00AM