BITUMINOUS MATERIALS FOR SURFACE TREATMENT

MUCH INTEREST IS BEING EVIDENCED IN MATERIALS INVOLVED IN THE SURFACE TREATMENT OF GRAVEL AND EARTH TYPE ROADS. CORRELATED SERVICE AND LABORATORY TESTS ARE BEING CONDUCTED IN SEVERAL STATES, WITH BITUMENS OF WIDELY DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS EMPLOYED UNDER CONDITIONS OF THE GREATEST DISSIMILARITY. IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL STATES, THE USE OF TAR PRODUCTS FOR SURFACE TREATMENT IS WELL DEVELOPED AND A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS IS AVAILABLE. IN STATES WEST OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, HOWEVER, TAR HAS BEEN LITTLE USED IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION OR MAINTENANCE. THE TREATMENT OF EARTH ROADS WAS EXTENSIVELY STUDIED IN ILLINOIS. NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA HAVE DEVELOPED AN EXTENSIVE USE OF CARPET TREATMENTS OF TOP-SOIL IN SAND-CLAY SURFACES. WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA ARE STUDYING GRAVEL ROAD TREATMENT BY APPLYING TAR OR BITUMINOUS MATERIALS. OREGON HAS HAD SUCCESS IN THE TREATMENT OF FINE CRUSHED ROCK AND GRAVEL SURFACING. OTHER WESTERN STATES ARE LOOKING AT THE SURFACE TREATMENT AS A PROMISING MEANS OF INCREASING THE SERVICE OF GRAVEL AND CRUSHED ROCK ROADS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 6, pp 250-256, 19 REF
  • Authors:
    • Anderton, B A
  • Publication Date: 1927

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., December 2-3, 1926
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  • Accession Number: 00218606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM