EXPERIENCE WITH CORAL AND VOLCANIC ROAD CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN WESTERN SAMOA

This paper presents an account of engineering experience related to road construction materials, particularly coral detritus, used in road construction and maintenance in Western Samoa during the period July 1975 to July 1978. The performance of some coral pavements is discussed and a summary of test results presented. The experience was gained in the course of an Australian development assistance project which was undertaken to assist in upgrading the equipment, facilities, procedures and technology of the Samoan Government for road construction and maintenance. The investigations of the project's materials laboratory resulted in the development of a large centralised hard rock quarry for production of high grade crushed aggregate and encouraged an extensive use of coral detritus for road pavements. Both results have contributed towards development of a locally oriented technology and the reduction of road construction and maintenance costs (A). (TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 32-38
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM