GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF STAFFORD INNER RELIEF ROAD

The author describes the problems encountered during the construction of the 1.3 km long dual carriageway designed to accommodate abnormal loads of up to 600 tonnes from the GEC works. Details are given of the site conditions and the method of construction of a 510 M length of pile supported slabs over an expanse of marshland. It was decided to use temporarily stabilised fill placed on the marsh as a working platform for the construction of sections of deck slabs which would then be jacked up and connected to previously driven piles. Details are given of the construction sequence and the estimated load/time settlement chracteistics. Checks carried out during piling revealed that the sand and gravel strata were much more variable than had been expected and piles had to be driven 26 M down to the Keuper marl. Slab jacking wa carried out by means of twin universal beams supported on stub columns cast onto the previously driven piles. (TRRL)

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fitt, C R
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 33-37
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM