OBSERVATIONS ALONG THE PIPELINE HAUL ROAD BETWEEN LIVENGOOD AND THE YUKON RIVER
Periodic observations over a six-year period along the TAPS Road have been evaluated with respect to construction and slope stabilization techniques in ice-rich roadway cuts and embankment subgrades. Lateral drainage ditches of sufficient width to handle construction excavation equipment, along with near-vertical slope cuts with hand-cleared tops equal in width to one and one-half times the height of the cuts, significantly enhance natural processes of slope stabilization. Right-of-way clearing limited to the toe of embankment fill slopes minimizes subsidence of the roadway and its shoulder slopes. In extremely ice-rich soil cuts, the seeding of the slopes should not be attempted until late in the first thaw season for best results. Natural woody growth can be expected to have a substantial stabilizing effect after five or six thaw seasons but could be accomplished sooner by planting tree seedlings. Attempts to stabilize ice-rich cut slopes with applications of insulation are not very effective and seem to prolong the natural stabilization process. (Author)
Hanover, NH United States 03755-1290
- Berg, R L
- Smith, N
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Pagination: 83 p.
- TRT Terms: Chemical processes; Construction; Drainage; Embankments; Erosion; Excavating equipment; Excavations; Frozen soils; Permafrost; Pipelines; Roads; Seeding; Seeds; Slope stability; Slopes; Soil stabilization; Vegetation
- Geographic Terms: Alaska
- Subject Areas: Construction; Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Materials; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00150754
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL-SR-76-11 Spec. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM