LOUISIANA EXPERIMENTAL BASE PROJECT (INTERIM REPORT NO. 1)

The Louisiana Experimental Base Project is a research study evaluating the design/performance characteristics of three types of base courses as incorporated into comparable flexible pavement systems on a full-scale test road. Fourteen different test sections were constructed in order to evaluate the study variables. The variables of the experimental design included base course type (soil-cement, stabilized sand clay gravel, and black base), design life (5, 10, and 15 years), and surface thickness (three and one-half and five and one-half inches (8.9 and 14.0 cm)). The test road is U.S. Route 71 south of the City of Alexandria. This interim report documents the design, construction, as-built properties of the components and total road section, and current traffic trends at the Louisiana Experimental Base Project. /FHWA/

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/LA-79/126 Intrm Rpt., FCP 45C3-204
  • Contract Numbers: Study 74-1G
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM