"PUDDLE MACADAM", USING SOFT SANDSTONES

WEST VIRGINIA HAS BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH A NEW-ROAD CONSTRUCTION METHOD IN WHICH THE PAVEMENT IS CONSTRUCTED AS FOR WATER-BOUND MACADAM UP TO THE POINT WHERE WATER IS ADDED, WHEREUPON THE SURFACE SWEPT FREE OF SURPLUS DUST AND SCREENINGS AND COLD TAR IS APPLIED. THE SPECIFICATION FOR THE TAR IS GIVEN. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE METHOD ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THAT IT PERMITS THE USE OF SOFTER GRADES OF STONE, ECONOMICAL USE OF THE COMPLETE CRUSHER RUN, MINIMAL DELAYS TO TRAFFIC, AND EXCEPTIONAL SURFACE SMOOTHNESS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 7, Part 2, PP 297-301
  • Authors:
    • Gray, B E
  • Publication Date: 1928

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 1-2, 1927. Part II: Report of Investigation of Low Cost Improved Roads
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 1
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM