VERMONT HIGHWAY MATERIALS INVENTORY

THE METHODS USED BY THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS IN CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION AND ESTABLISHING AN INVENTORY OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS THROUGHOUT THE STATE ARE DESCRIBED. A SHORT STATEMENT CITING THE NEED FOR SUCH AN INVENTORY IS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION OF THE CONDITIONS PECULIAR TO VERMONT LIMITING THE CHOICE OF METHODS USED. THIS METHOD OF INVESTIGATION WAS DEVELOPED OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE LIMITED FACTORS INVOLVED. THE SMALL SIZE OF THE STATE PERMITS A MORE DETAILED INVESTIGATION THAN WOULD BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE IN A LARGER AREA. AN INTENSIVE SEARCH FOR BOTH ROCK AND GRANULAR MATERIALS IS CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN EACH TOWN. THE METHOD USED PERMITS VISUAL OBSERVATION OF THE MATERIAL AT EACH OF THE TEST SITES AS WELL AS SAMPLING TO DETERMINE ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION FOR HIGHWAY USE. A DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF THE FINAL REPORT IN WHICH THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY ARE TABULATED. THE REPORT IS COMPILED IN PAMPHLET FORM FOR EACH TOWN, AND INCLUDES SURFACE GEOLOGY MAPS OF BOTH ROCK STRUCTURE AND GRANULAR MATERIALS. THE EFFECTS OF THE INVESTIGATION ON THE HIGHWAY PROGRAM ARE ENUMERATED. BY RECOGNIZING NEW SOURCES OF MATERIAL, IT HAS REDUCED THE COST OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION, AND AFFECTED THE DESIGN OF PROPOSED HIGHWAYS. MANY NEW SOURCES, WHICH WERE NOT FOUND SUITABLE FOR FEDERAL OR STATE USE, ARE BEING USED BY THE TOWNS.

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  • Authors:
    • Lanza, Frank J
    • Buermann, John M
  • Publication Date: 1963

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  • English

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  • Monograph Title: Materials Inventories
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  • Accession Number: 00228821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:37AM