Construction Issues Associated with the Cold Weather Construction of a Highway Embankment Fill in Alberta, Canada

There is very little information available in the literature directly related to the compaction of clay type materials in highway embankment construction during cold weather in seasonal frost areas, although every construction season some work is done during the winter on account of the short construction season normally available in seasonal frost areas. This paper addresses a case study of a low highway embankment fill (less than 3 m in height) constructed during freezing temperatures. This case study embraces compaction behaviour during winter, observations made during spring thaw, embankment remedial works following spring thaw, and the subsequent performance of this roadway.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Geo-China 2016: In Situ and Laboratory Test Methods for Site Characterization, Design, and Quality Control

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  • Accession Number: 01606848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480083
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2016 3:09PM