The Usage of Soil Stabilizer for Rural Roads in Malaysia: How Do They Perform?

Recycling and soil stabilization has been a preferable method of constructing rural roads in Malaysia for the past 5 years. Many road authorities including the Public Works Department of Malaysia (PWD) and the Ministry of Rural Development have used this method for constructing rural roads as it is much simpler in operation, cost effective and offers better options for rural roads development. The stabilization method ventured into another level as more and more stabilizing agents were introduced as an alternative to the existing and typical stabilizing agent. More manufacturers introduced new types of stabilizing agents and also some of them were additives to the existing stabilizing agent. These new products claimed that their mixes are cost effective, easy to be carry out, and produced more durable and long lasting performance compared to conventional stabilizing agents. PWD through Road Branch had the opportunity to carry out a test site to compare the performance of these new stabilizing agents. The proposal was to put 4 new types of stabilizing agents at the same road, next section to each other and performance would be monitored for a period of time. The idea was, using the same road, with the same conditions, same traffic load, and at a certain period of time, that these products could show some evidence of performance within the same conditions. Besides actual performance, construction costs could also can be evaluated. With this study, PWD had the opportunity to gain more knowledge on soil stabilizer products on the market and also evaluate the most cost effective soil stabilizer at this date. Besides that, there will be a new variety of pavement design and mix design expected to be obtained from this study.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01676790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0262
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2018 12:08AM