PROGRESS REPORT OF INVESTIGATION ON DEVELOPMENT OF EARTH ROADS

AVAILABLE INFORMATION IS BEING ASSEMBLED TO COORDINATE THE DATA AVAILABLE ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF EARTH ROADS, AND TO STIMULATE FURTHER RESEARCH ON INEXPENSIVE ROAD SURFACES. EXPERIMENTS WERE CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF STABILIZING AND PROTECTING THE SURFACE OF EARTH ROADS. THESE HAVE INCLUDED SOIL SELECTION METHODS, BITUMINOUS TREATMENTS, CHEMICAL TREATMENTS, AND VENEER-MACADAM. THE FOLLOWING WORK WAS ACCOMPLISHED: (1) STATISTICAL MATERIAL WAS COLLECTED FOR DETERMINING THE MILEAGE OF AND EXPENDITURE ON EARTH ROADS IN THE STATES, (2) A BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS PREPARED ON EARTH ROADS AND EARTH ROAD TREATMENT, (3) A SEARCH WAS MADE IN THE PATENT OFFICE OF ALL PATENTS GRANTED ON EARTH ROAD TREATMENTS, (4) INFORMATION WAS GATHERED ON RESEARCH ON EARTH ROADS NOW UNDER WAY IN VARIOUS STATES AND BY UNIVERSITIES, (5) INFORMATION WAS SECURED AS TO METHODS OF EARTH ROAD TREATMENT NOW IN USE IN THE STATES, (6) BY CORRESPONDENCE AND CONFERENCES INTEREST IN THE EARTH ROAD PROBLEM WAS AROUSED AMONG ENGINEERS, AND (7) THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC WAS CALLED TO THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESENT INVESTIGATION BY RADIO TALKS AND BY ARTICLES IN THE PRESS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 5, Pt 1, PP 267-268
  • Authors:
    • Steinberg, S S
  • Publication Date: 1926

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 3-4, 1925. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and of Special Investigations
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00232864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM