During the winter of 1977-1978, the Olympic Transportation Committee conducted a test site program to investigate the most economical and practical methods for the design, construction, operation and restoration of temporary parking areas. The program had the following objectives: The cost of the facilities would be minimal; parking surfaces must be stable under all possible weather conditions that may occur; methods selected must be environmentally acceptable; and, the sites should be restored to their original conditions after the completion of the games. Two test sites were constructed to determine the types of parking surfaces that would satisfy the project objectives. Snow compaction, bare ground, sawdust application and gravel layer alternatives were examined. The principal recommendations for sites locatd on well drained granular soil with grass cover indicated that: Automobiles may be parked on plowed bare ground; access lanes for automobiles may be on plowed bare ground covered with one inch of sawdust; access roads for buses and loading areas should be covered with a minimum of six inches of compacted well graded sand and gravel covered with one inch of sawdust. Additional recommendations include: clearing the site in the fall of all brush and mow grass as short as possible; parking areas should be plowed to bare ground; obtain adequate sawdust supply; clean up of gravel and sawdust should be done after ground thaws and becomes stable; and, apply a high nitrogen fertilizer to the gravel and sawdust areas early in the spring.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Olympic Transportation Committee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Soil Mechanics Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM