Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam

Highway capacity is insufficient to meet growing demand. Traffic congestion on highways in the United States continues to be an area of concern to the traveling public. Every year, congestion continues to grow as vehicle travel increases and the Nation’s bridges and roads deteriorate. To help alleviate this growing congestion, capacity on the Nation’s highways and major roads must be expanded. In many circumstances, however, roadway embankment widening or new alignments may require construction over soft or loose soils that are incapable of supporting increased loads. Embankment construction projects must identify innovative materials and construction techniques to accelerate project schedules by reducing vertical stress on the underlying soil.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 2p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HWA-HRT-06-061, HRTC-01/01-06(1M)E
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 2:16PM