GUIDELINES FOR USE OF FABRICS IN CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF LOW-VOLUME ROADS

Engineering fabrics for highway construction and maintenance, are increasingly being used in a variety of ways: as filters for subsurface drainage; as separation barriers to prevent the contamination of base courses; as subgrade restraining layers for weak subgrades; as earth reinforcement for retaining walls; as erosion control barriers; and for other uses. To facilitate greater uses of these fabrics, this publication has been published. Written by the Forest Service for its employees, this publication is a compendium of information and advice on the many uses of fabrics in roadway construction. Although written for low-volume roads, the principle expounded apply to all roads. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    US Forest Service

    1400 Independence Avemue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20250
  • Authors:
    • Steward, J
    • Williamson, R
    • MOHNEY, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-78205, FCP 25D3-193
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM