REJUVENATING ROADS - STRETCHING THE DOLLAR. A COUNCIL'S EXPERIENCE (IN PAVEMENT RECYCLING) . 15TH ARRB CONFERENCE, DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY, 26-31 AUGUST 1990; PROCEEDINGS PARTS 1 TO 7

Over the last three years, the Shire of Buln Buln has undertaken an intense program of cement stabilisation on existing rural and urban streets which have generally failed to such an extent that full reconstruction would normally be considered to be the next stage. Because of the limited available financial resources at Council's disposal, we have adopted the process of rehabilitation of existing road pavements by in situ mechanical pulverisation, addition of cement to provide increased strength to the pavement followed by bitumen priming and sealing. Having achieved a very high success rate using this process (particularly on roads carrying high traffic volumes including trucks carting timber and quarry products), Council intends to continue using this process to reduce long-term road maintenance costs and also upgrade the road network for the benefit of all motorists. The paper provides a background to the circumstances which led to Council adopting the pavement recycling method to rehabilitate roads, the construction procedures undertaken, various precautions which should be observed using this process and concluding with general comments relating to the use of this process as an alternative to the significantly more expensive alternative of total reconstruction. (Author/TRRL)

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Tabenksy, W
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00609312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM