WICHITA CUTS COSTS WITH GEOGRID USE

Wichita's City Engineer Mike Lindebak needed to know that the budget for maintaining the city's roads was spent in the most cost-effective manner possible, while taking care of the current road system and expanding the system to meet the needs of a growing community. Complicating his task was the high cost of road base aggregate. Good quality crushed stone needed to be trucked in or brought in by rail, significantly increasing the cost of construction. Meanwhile, the primary paving contractors for the city were accumulating significant stockpiles of crushed concrete and recycled asphalt from projects involving reconstruction of older streets. One of the techniques that helped Lindebak was the use of Tensar geogrids with both standard crushed limestone and crushed concrete base courses.

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    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

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  • Accession Number: 00721207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 1996 12:00AM