This paper deals with the design of soils stabilization for the Cienaga-Barranquilla Highway, located in the northern part of Colombia. There were two main problems in the construction of this highway: (a) some sectors appeared to have excessive settlements, and (b) the rocky materials for the layers of base and sub-base were very scarce. Because of this reason, it was necessary to stabilize the sandy materials that were found along the road. At the beginning, it was proposed to use a soil cement stabilization of the "hard type" or the "modified soil cement." At the same time several tests with liquid asphalt RC-2 (sand-bitumen dense mix) were performed and resulted in the conclusion that it would be more advantageous to use asphalt as a sand additive. At the end of the report some of the conclusions are discussed. The use of this type of stabilization can be a good solution for certain locations where only sandy materials are found. /Author/

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    • Proceedings of the Ninth Pan American Highway Congress, Washington, D.C., May 6-18, 1963.
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    Organization of American States

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  • Publication Date: 1963-3

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  • Pagination: p. 1014
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 195

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  • Accession Number: 00264283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Organization of American States
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM