HIGHWAY EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION ON CONTAMINATED GROUND

The paper discusses techniques explored to permit the construction of highway embankments on a contaminated site in Ireland. The site is underlain by 4 m (13 ft) of contaminated soils which in turn rests on about 6 m (19 ft) of soft alluvial soils. The techniques investigated included cathodically protected steel piles, coated concrete piles, excavation and replacement methods and staged embankment construction with vertical drainage. The design and construction of the chosen solutions are described in detail. A novel technique for the installation of vertical drains, which minimized the disturbance to the contaminated ground will also be described.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1065-70

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00782042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9058090477
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2000 12:00AM