WYOMING'S FIRST USE OF SOIL-CEMENT FOR HIGHWAYS

A HUGH DUMP OF SCORIA REJECTS (MINUS NO. 4 WASTE FROM BURLINGTON R.R. CRUSHED BALLAST OPERATION) WAS AVAILABLE SIX MILES EAST OF GILLETTE. IT WAS SELECTED AS MATERIAL FOR SOIL-CEMENT, AND VARIOUS TESTS (MOISTURE-DENSITY, COMPRESSION, AND FREEZE-THAW) WERE RUN BY THE WYOMING HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS, THE COLORADO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, AND THE PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION AT CHICAGO. THE FINAL DESIGN CALLED FOR A 6-IN. THICKNESS OF BASE STABILIZATION WITH 7.0% OF CEMENT BY VOLUME, OR 93 LB. OF SCORIA (BURNED CLAY) AND 6.58 LB OF CEMENT PER CU. FOOT. THE SURFACE COURSE MATERIALS WERE SHIPPED IN BY RAIL 120 MILES FROM SHERIDAN, WYOMING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, No 8, P 69
  • Authors:
    • Olinger, D J
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00231700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1970 12:00AM