CONNECTICUT AGGREGATE AVAILABILITY STUDY -- SUMMARY REPORT' HIGHWAY DISTRICT IV

RESULTS ARE SUMMARIZED OF AN AGGREGATE SURVEY OF SAND AND GRAVEL IN A HIGHWAY DISTRICT IN WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT. THE PROCEDURE FOR MAKING THE SURVEY IS DESCRIBED. THE REPORT CONTAINS INFORMATION ON MATERIAL /LANDFORM, CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITY OF THE MATERIAL/ ACREAGE AND DEPTH OF EACH DEPOSIT, QUANTITY OF SAND-GRAVEL /ACRE-FEET/ IN EACH DEPOSIT, PROPERTY STATUS /LAND USE, EXISTING PITS, ETC./ AND REMARKS ABOUT POTENTIALITY OF SOURCE AND ACQUISITION OR ACCESSIBILITY. THE MATERIALS SURVEYED ARE THOSE DERIVED PREDOMINANTLY FROM GLACIO-FLUVIAL DEPOSITS OF HARD METRAMORPHIC OR GRANITIC BEDROCK AND ARE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY. THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF SAND AND GRAVEL EXPLOITATION ARE DISCUSSED AND ALSO DEPLETION TRENDS DUE TO AGGREGATE USAGE. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT' /1/ SEEK LEGAL MEANS OF ASSURING AN ADEQUATE QUANTITY OF AGGREGATES FOR A LONG-RANGE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, /2/ MOUNT A PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORT TO IMPRESS ON THE PUBLIC AND ZONING OFFICIALS THE NEED FOR CONTINUED AVAILABILITY OF AGGREGATES, AND /3/ ENCOURAGE THE OPTIMUM USE OF LOWER QUALITY LOCAL AGGREGATES IN STRUCTURES NOT REQUIRING THE HIGHEST QUALITY AGGREGATES WHERE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-pr-1/2/, STATE 132-6
  • Corporate Authors:

    Connecticut State Highway Department

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  • Authors:
    • Spalding, D R
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:08AM