A PROGRAM FOR IMPROVEMENT OF BITUMINOUS SURFACE TREATMENTS ON SOUTH CAROLINA SECONDARY HIGHWAYS

This project is concerned with the improvement in the design and construction specifications of surface treatments for secondary roads in South Carolina. Field trial sections were selected from projects scheduled for construction during the 1974 season and represented the Piedmont, Sand Hills, and Coastal Plain areas of the state. A set of designs were selected to permit an evaluation of the designs as well as several variations in materials and construction procedure. Several standard DHPT designs as well as a special design were utilized in the test sections. The construction variables were selected to determine the effect of prime, the effect in change of asphalt emulsions from RS-2 to CRS-2, the effect of rubber additive (Pliopave), and the effect of modified construction procedure to determine if placing the mat stone before the application of asphalt affects performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Clemson, SC  USA  29634

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    South Carolina State Highway Department

    State Highway Building, Drawer 191
    Columbia, SC  USA  29202
  • Authors:
    • Roston, J P
    • RAD, P F
    • Roberts, F L
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SC-77-CU. 73-4 Final Rpt., RP-526
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM