EVALUATION OF FUSED INCINERATOR RESIDUE AS A PAVING MATERIAL

This report discusses the placement, field observations, and special testing involved with the use of fused incinerator residue in a hot-mix, bituminous concrete wearing course. The experimental paving mix was incorporated into a bituminous resurfacing project on Traffic Route 22, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in 1976. This is a Class II highway, 50 feet wide with four undivided lanes. The experimental mix was placed on the 12-foot wide southbound passing lane for a total length of 180 feet. A control pavement section located in the adjacent southbound driving lane was selected for a comparative evaluation. Various physical tests were conducted on pavement cores and recovered asphalt in both the experimental and control pavement sections over a three-year period. This report summarizes the test data and includes other information pertinent to the study. Generally, no construction difficulties were encountered and the experimental section incorporating the fused incinerator residue is performing comparably to conventional, hot-mix bituminous concrete. There were initially more voids than normal in the pavement but these have compacted under traffic. It is too early to determine what effect this will have on the projected pavement durability. (FHWA)

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  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 76-4
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-80-229 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-8865, TO 3
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM