EVALUATION OF ASPHALT SLURRY FOR BIKEWAYS

For many years the Maryland State Highway Administration has used a double surface treatment on highway shoulders to provide for shoulder stability and an audible and surface texture warning to motorists who leave the traveled way. With the growth of multi-speed bicycle sales and use, these shoulders were found to be unsuitable for sustained bicycle travel. Asphalt slurry seal was applied to a shoulder section over existing double surface treatment and observed for an 18 month period, to evaluate its adequacy as a low cost bikeway surface. Results of this evaluation indicate that this material is suitable as a shoulder overlay with certain limitations. It provided a smooth surface, adequate for sustained bicycle travel. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland State Highway Administration

    300 West Preston Street, P.O. Box 717
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21203
  • Authors:
    • McHenry, S R
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MD-R-78-5 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AW078-203-046
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM