This book firstly defines and illustrates the structural layers in a flexible road. The subject of flexible road construction is then treated under the following broad headings: pavement design (traffic loading, semi-empirical methods, analytical methods, design according to road note 29-third edition, design of overlays). Materials used in construction of flexible roads (sub-base material, roadbase material). Pre-mixed bituminous materials (asphalts, rolled asphalt, mastic asphalt, coated macadams, dense tar surfacing). Dense bituminous roadbases (dense tarmacadam, dense bitumen macadam, rolled asphalt). Base course materials. Wearing course materials. Construction of flexible pavements (overall requirements, laying and compaction of bituminous materials). Characteristics of flexible roads. A short bibliography is included together with a subject index. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Asphalt and Coated Macadam Association, Limited

    25 Lower Belgrave Street
    London SW1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 77 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM