An account is given of the azraq to jafr road being built as part of a new trade route from aqaba to the ne border with Iraq. The contract involves building 500 km of roads for access to quarries, wells and batching plants and involves working in conditions that can be freezing, extremely wet or extremely hot. It has however been possible to construct the road to good international standards with only one 300 M length being substandard due to a steep gradient. The contractor has elected to carry out all the work and has invested in a considerable amount of modern equipment including gomaco concrete laying machinery. Details are given of the equipment and procedures involved. A light mesh is being used to reinforce the concrete to enable transverse joints to be spaced further apart. The problems of laying on a steep slope have been identified and will be avoided on future sections. Problems have been encountered in finding sufficient aggregate locally and considerable transport of sand and stone has been required.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • RUSSELL, L
  • Publication Date: 1989-3-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM