The scarcity of conventional road building materials, crushed stone or natural gravel in the North West of Victoria compels the use of the more readily available soft sandstones in pavement bases. This paper presentes the results of field tests conducted in the area by the Materials Research and Horsham divisions of the Country Roads Board. It also includes the results of field sites. The results substantiate established practice in the region. They show that in an area of relatively low rainfall with moderate traffic loads and intensities a wide range of plasticity and grading properties can be tolerated provided that certain construction and maintenance requirements are fulfilled. Though only a limited number of results were availabe, the Modified Triaxial test shows promise as a suitable method for predicting the field performance of the sandstones. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-12
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 8

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  • Accession Number: 00148713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM