INVESTIGATION OF ROADWAY DRAINAGE AS RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS

The primary objectives of this study are to evaluate current practices and to investigate various alternatives for providing subsurface drainage facilities for highways in South Carolina. To this end, a survey of current design and construction practices and field investigations of subsurface drainage facilities for highways with flexible pavements were conducted. Presented in this report are the findings from this study as well as the discussions and recommendations in regard to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of subsurface drainage systems. Specifically, the topics concerning pavement transverse subsurface drainage, the interception of longitudinal flow of water below the pavement surface, ground water control, and filter materials are included in this report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and South Carolina State Highway Dept., Columbia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Carolina, Columbia

    College of Engineering
    Columbia, SC  USA  29208

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    South Carolina State Highway Department

    State Highway Building, Drawer 191
    Columbia, SC  USA  29202
  • Authors:
    • Chu, T Y
    • Humphries, W K
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM