THE PERFORMANCE OF ROADS WITH SOIL-CEMENT BASES

A SURVEY WAS MADE IN 1968 TO INVESTIGATE THE PERFORMANCE OF 164 ROADS WITH SOIL-CEMENT BASES. AGES OF THE ROADS RANGED FROM 8 TO 23 YEARS, AND THEIR TYPES FROM TRUNK ROADS TO HOUSING ESTATE CULS-DE-SAC. THE CONCLUSIONS SHOW THAT: 92% OF THE ROADS WERE IN A SATISFACTORY CONDITION AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY, WITH NO EXTENSIVE MAJOR DEFECTS EVEN THOUGH THE AVERAGE AGE WAS 13 YEARS; MOST OF THE UNSATISFACTORY ROADS WERE UNDER DESIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ROAD NOTE 29; ONLY TWO OF THE SATISFACTORY ROADS HAD REQUIRED MAINTENANCE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE COST OF TWO SURFACE DRESSINGS. THE MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS THOUGHT THAT SOIL-CEMENT, IF PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED, PERFORMED AS WELL AS OTHER FLEXIBLE BASE MATERIALS. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 23 Pp, 12 FIG, 4 TAB, 12 PHOT, 9 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wright, M J
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00232124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM