The highway system of the United States is vital to the nation's economy. However, restrictions and constraints continuously make the highway professional's job more difficult in delivering an effective highway network to its users. Although geosynthetics have been demonstrated to be cost effective tools to assist in the design, construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of all forms of roads and highways their use could be more widespread. This paper addresses this important question by examining the current trends in the highway system, the complex maze of main streaming technology within the highway community, and lastly identifies some flaws which must be remedied in order to optimize the acceptance of this proven technology.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • DiMaggio, J A
    • CRIBBS, M M
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 243-51
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  • Accession Number: 00729214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM