CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS ON PEAT FOUNDATIONS USING LIGHT-WEIGHT RAFTS

THREE METHODS OF CONSTRUCTING ROADS OVER PEAT USING LIGHT- WEIGHT RAFTS ARE DESCRIBED: (1) FASCINE FOUNDATION, (2) BRUSHWOOD AND GRAVEL CONSTRUCTION, AND (3) REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB. MANY CONCRETE ROADS IN COUNTY LONDONERRY WHICH WERE CONSTRUCTED OVER PEAT ARE STILL IN RELATIVELY GOOD CONDITION AFTER MORE THAN 35 YEARS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT WITH MODERN PLANT AND TECHNIQUES CONCRETE SLAB CONSTRUCTION MAY PROVE TO BE AN ECONOMIC METHOD OF RECONSTRUCTING ROADS OVER PEAT. SOME OBSERVATIONS ARE MADE ON THE MAINTENANCE PROBLEMS WHICH ARISE WITH THIS TYPE OF ROAD. /RRL/A/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, No 4, PP 24-27, 1 PHOT, 4 REF
  • Authors:
    • Warnock, T A
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  • Accession Number: 00231899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:42AM