DEVELOPMENTAL TRENDS IN SWEDEN IN THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

NAAGRA UTVECKLINGSTENDENSER INOM VAEGBYGGNADSPROCESSEN I SVERIGE

Traffic policy and traffic safety targets are supplemented by sub-targets in the form of standard criteria for the service functions of a road. These criteria must be complied with at all stages of planning and construction at lowest cost. Demands for economy in road construction necessitate A review of present standard criteria. Construction and maintenance costs must be optimised. Scarce resources must be carefully managed on the grounds of economy, environmental considerations and the scarcity of natural construction materials. This scarcity demands flexibility in planning and design. Modern aids such as computers must be utilised to consider all variables. There must be better knowledge of the properties of construction materials, groundwater and climatic conditions, and systematic investigations of rock materials which will be used more extensively. An analytical model is being constructed which can be used for all pavement types and will permit evaluation of alternative constructions. Stabilisation must be further examined. Reinforcement and improvement will increase at the expense of new construction, and standard criteria must therefore be established. Studded tyres cause extensive wear; surface dressing is a promising remedy. In view of high bitumen costs, the viability of concrete roads /TRRL/

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    Svenska Vag-Och Vattenbyggaren Riksforband

    Regeringsgaten 98
    S-11139 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Bronge, I
  • Publication Date: 1974

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Vag-Och Vattenbyggaren
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Svenska Vag-Och Vattenbyggaren Riksforband
    • ISSN: 0042-2177

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM