SUMMARY REPORT ON THE FEASIBILITY OF USING HIGHWAY LITTER IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

The technical and economic feasibility of using highway litter in highway construction and maintenance was investigated. A research team gathered information and made technical and economic assessments of sixteen potential uses of highway litter. A major finding was that if highway litter is considered by itself none of the potential uses investigated would be economically feasible at the present time. In order to be economically feasible, highway litter should be combined with other solid wastes in order tp provide either sufficient quantities or lower the unit cost of processing required. Other major findings were that six potential uses were assessed to be both technically and economically feasible, providing the litter is combined with other solid wasters. These six uses are landfill operations, aggregate replacement for base and subbase, aggregate replacement for stabilized materials, induced trench, vehicle impact attenuators, and maintenance materials. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Highway Officials, December 5-10, 1971
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Gallaway, B M
    • Ledbetter, W B
    • Epps, J A
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-72- 44 Sumry Rpt., FCP 34C1-013
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7692
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM