MILTON KEYNES NEW CITY -- THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

The development of the new town of Milton Keynes provided an opportunity to plan a road network designed to serve the new population and industry in the best possible way. A rectangular grid road system with road spacings at approximately 1 km intervals was adopted. The occurrence of the River Ouzel, the Grand Union Canal (which is elevated above ground level over much of its length), and the main London Midland region railway line formed obstacles for road construction since each required construction of a bridge. This article discusses the soil conditions encountered, cut-and-fill operations, the use of CBR tests for pavement design purposes, and the consideration given to the stability of slopes. The solutions found for runoff problems and problems encounterd in obtaining construction materials are also discussed.

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • James, H
    • Lukey, M E
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 39-42
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM