ECONOMIC STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF LOCAL ROADS

DISENOS ESTRUCTURALES ECONOMICOS DE CAMINOS DE LA RED TERCIARIA

Rural roads serving the agricultural and cattle-producing areas of Argentina have no fixed maintenance system, and deterioration comes quickly. The authors propose a construction program featuring structures of low initial cost, all-weather use, and simple and economic maintenance. They propose that the roads should be built with local soils treated with stabilizing agents that provide low cementation, without asphalt surfacing. The resulting roads would be water-resistant and could be maintained with the same infrastructure that currently exists for the maintenance of earth roads. The study of stabilized mixtures as soil-sand-lime seems to indicate that this is one solution compatible with the proposed method. The report analyzes the use of the soil-sand-lime method, with emphasis on the use of sand from the Parana River. (Authors)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Benedict, R
    • Prato, R
    • Paramo, J A
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM