THE USE OF LIME STABILISATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF OXFORD-BIRMINGHAM MOTORWAY M40. LIME STABILISATION '90. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE SECOND BACMI TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM ON LIME STABILISATION, MARCH 1, 1990, PENNS HALL HOTEL, SUTTON COLDFIELD

This paper describes the use of lime stabilization in the construction of the capping layer on the Banbury to Birmingham section of the Oxford-Birmingham motorway (M40). Special reference is made to contract requirements, both for the provision of a material suitable for stabilization and for lime stabilization in particular, and to the soils encountered. (Keeper Marl, Lower Lias, Middle Lias, and Western and Eastern Glacial Drift). Brief details of the problems likely to be encountered are also provided, as one comments on; (a) the drawbacks to the bearing ratio test; (b) the bill of guantities, with a suggestion that the stone capping layer and stabilization should be billed together; in a single bill; (c) ground investigation; (d) cost; and (e) construction traffic, which is less if in situ material is used, as it is when lime stabilization is an option. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 829661.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Aggregate Construction Materials Industrie

    156 Buckingham Palace Road
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bradley, D
    • SNEDKER, E A
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM