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 contaminatin 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 use of these fabrics, this publication has been published. The publication contains specifications for a variety of fabric uses from six organizations, which have had significant construction experience with fabrics: the Department of the Army--Corps of Engineers; the USDA Forest Service; The State of Alabama Highway Department; the California Department of Transportation; the Illinois Department of Transportation; and the New York State Department of Transportation. /FHWA/

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    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
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    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Besselievre, W
    • DiMaggio, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • ISBN: 03718356
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-78-211 Final Rpt., FCP 25D3-193
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM