THIN SURFACING MATERIAL TRIALS IN THE U.K.

This paper discusses the concept of thin surfacings such as UTHMAL (Ultra Thin Hot Mix Asphalt Layers and VTSL (Very Thin Surface Layers). These include Safepave and UL-M. The trials of such surfacings being carried out in the United Kingdom on the A47, A1, A1033, A31, A34 and M5 are presented briefly. The results of the trials to date are presented. The usefulness of these materials and the circumstances in which they should prove effective compared to other materials is discussed. The properties discussed include: a) evenness; b) surface texture; c) skid resistance; d) high speed skid resistance; e) hydraulic conductivity; f) noise; g) costs and h) durability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • Mercer, J
    • Nicholls, J C
    • POTTER, J F
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM