SUMMARY OF TREATMENTS FOR HIGHWAY EMBANKMENTS ON SOFT FOUNDATIONS

EVALUATION AND SOLUTION OF FOUNDATION PROBLEMS INVOLVING HIGHWAY EMBANKMENTS IN NEW YORK STATE ARE BEING SUMMARIZED. CRITICAL SOILS AREAS ARE LOCATED AND SUFFICIENT DATA OBTAINED TO DETERMINE THE SOIL PROPERTIES. BY ESTABLISHING CLOSE COORDINATION BETWEEN THE LOCATION ENGINEERS AND SOILS ENGINEERS, IT IS OFTEN POSSIBLE TO AVOID CRITICAL SOILS PROBLEMS HAVING EXPENSIVE SOLUTIONS BY MINOR SHIFTS IN ALIGNMENT. THE MOST ECONOMICAL AND SATISFACTORY SOLUTION TO AN EMBANKMENT FOUNDATION PROBLEM IS DETERMINED NOT ONLY BY THE SOIL PROPERTIES, BUT ALSO BY CONSIDERATION OF CONSTRUCTION TIME, RIGHT-OF-WAY, LOCATION OF PROJECT, COST AND AVAILABILITY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, AND HIGHWAY GEOMETRICS.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 45-59
  • Monograph Title: Utilization of sites of soft foundations
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:40AM