EVALUATION OF HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PIPE, SPIROLITE. FINAL REPORT

Six high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes were installed as rundowns in the Summer of 1985 on Interstate 70 west of Denver. The HDPE pipes were able to handle the corrosive and abrasive runoff and eliminated the need for heavy equipment during placement on the steep fill slopes. No problems were observed with the use of these pipes during four and one-half years of monitoring. Polyethylene and PVC plastic pipes are currently allowed by the Colorado Department of Highways in all corrosive conditions. These pipes offer additional advantages due to their light weight and hydraulic efficiency.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Highways

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Woodham, D
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDOH-DTD-R-89-16
  • Contract Numbers: B
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM