USE OF SOILS MAPS IN OPERATION AND PLANNING OF COUNTY HIGHWAY ACTIVITIES

A DETAILED SOIL SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED ON INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN. RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WERE PUBLISHED WITH A SOILS MAP ADEQUATE TO PROVIDE CONSIDERABLE DETAILED INFORMATION. THIS MAP AND THE REPORT ARE USED EXTENSIVELY AS A REFERENCE IN SOLVING CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS. WHEN A ROAD IS TO BE RECONSTRUCTED, SOIL MAPS ARE CONSULTED AND CONFERENCES HELD BETWEEN THE ENGINEERS, THE MAINTENANCE FOREMAN, AND THE CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT. COUNTY SOIL MAPS AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE USED TO MAKE A SURVEY AND MAP VARIOUS POTENTIAL LOCATIONS FOR SAND AND GRAVEL DEPOSITS AVAILABLE FOR UP-GRADING OR RECONSTRUCTION OF ROADS. USE OF THE COUNTY SOIL MAPS HAS MADE REAL PROGRESS IN PROVIDING THE PEOPLE WITH BETTER ROADS AT LOWER COST. A SUMMARY OF MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR ROAD SURFACES SHOWS THE ECONOMICS OF USING SOIL MAPS DURING A PERIOD WHEN LABOR, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT COSTS INCREASED.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 180, pp 33-38, 3 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Evans, Frank K
  • Publication Date: 1958

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Air photo and soil mapping methods: appraisal and application
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00229548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:38AM