THE SILVER YEARS OF FULL-DEPTH ASPHALT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

This article reviews pavement construction in Montgomery County, Maryland over the past 25 years. The population of Montgomery County grew from 164,000 in 1950 to 600,000 in 1974, and along with this population growth the county experienced increases in automobile registration. To accomodate increased traffic the county road system grew from approximately 850 miles in 1950 to 1,600 miles by the end of 1974. Pavement construction over these 25 years has consisted primarily of full-depth asphalt paving. This article discusses the establishment of standards for the full-depth asphalt pavements and the revisions they have experienced over the years. Construction methods are described and pavement performance is evaluated. It is concluded from this 25 years of experience in Montgomery County that placing of full-depth asphalt pavement on subgrade costs less both to build and to maintain, and provides a structurally sound pavement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

    5100 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, Maryland  United States  20706
  • Authors:
    • LYNCH, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-9
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1977 12:00AM