Most research on road surfacings has been directed at rural roads and is not always readily applicable to urban roads with their lower traffic speeds and greater congestion. This paper considers the particular requirements or surface characteristics of urban main roads and discusses some of the associated problems, including: skid resistance standards, the influence of texture on skid resistance, wearing course mixes, surface treatments, permanent deformation, noise, and the economic benefits resulting from improvements in skidding resistance at sites having high accident rates. (TRRL)

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • YOUNG, A E
    • Lamb, D
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2-8
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM