COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS FACILITATE DESIGN OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY OVER BOTTOMLAND SOILS

REPORTED ARE INVESTIGATIONS FOR 15 MILES OF I-255 NEAR EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS. THE MAJOR PROBLEM INVOLVED: DETERMINING THE EXTENT, PROPERTIES AND TREATMENT OF EXTENSIVE, IRREGULAR AND FREQUENTLY BURIED DEPOSITS OF SOFT ORGANIC AND COMPRESSIBLE SOILS. DESCRIBED ARE: DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPLORATION PROGRAM, SAMPLING AND TESTING METHODS, PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES AND PARTIAL RESULTS. NON-ROUTINE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDED: EXTENSIVE USE OF SPLIT-SPOON BORINGS (VS. AUGER BORINGS), RELATIVELY DEEP PILOT BORINGS, SWAMP PROBES AND UNDISTURBED SAMPLING, CONE PENETROMETER SOUNDINGS, VANE SHEAR TESTS AND GROUND-WATER OBSERVATION WELLS, STANDARD AND SPECIAL CONSOLIDATION AND TRIAXIAL TESTS, ECONOMIC STUDIES OF BORROW SOURCES AND SWAMP TREATMENTS, AND, COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION OF THE INVESTIGATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Eng Bull No 127, P 44
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    /18th Ann Hwy Geology Sym Proc
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Berliant, R F
    • Sanborn, A F
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  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:11AM