This report includes a study of past highway surface treatment in Georgia; recommended revision to specifications; describes current construction methods and techniques; identifies problem areas; and recommends ways to improve construction. The appendix includes a Surface Treatment Construction Manual and Training Program outline. The major problems are identified as streaking and bleeding and an investigation into the causes of these problems was made. Three types of bituminous materials were used on surface treatment projects in an attempt to evaluate asphalt pavement types. A test method for uniformity of asphalt application is proposed and preliminary results are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mills, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 223 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/RD/M-0316 Intrm Rpt.
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1977 12:00AM