QUEBEC FIRST WITH SLIPFORM PAVER ON HIGHWAY PROJECT

SLIPFORM PAVING, A RELATIVELY NEW PROCESS OF BUILDING PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE HIGHWAYS WITHOUT USING THE USUAL FIXED FORMS TO SHAPE THE EDGES OF THE PAVEMENT, NOT ONLY PROVIDES SMOOTH-RIDING ROADS BUT OFTEN A REDUCTION IN COST. SLIPFORM PAVING IS BEING USED ALONG A SECTION ON QUEBECS FOUR-LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAY NO. 9 SOUTH OF MONTREAL. OVER THIS 26 MILE CONTRACT FOR THE QUEBEC ROADS DEPARTMENT, THE CONTRACTOR IS SETTING A PACE OF OVER 1/2-MILE A DAY OF 24- FT. WIDE, 9 INCH THICK CONCRETE PAVEMENT. THAT IS A PRODUCTION PACE THAT MORE THAN DOUBLES ANYTHING EVER BEFORE DONE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND QUADRUPLES MANY A PAVING TRAINS NORMAL PACE. THE KEY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IS A REX SLIP-FORM PAVER. THIS ONE MACHINE PERFORMS THE WORK OF FOUR TO SIX VARIOUS RIGS WITHIN THE TRADITIONAL PAVING TRAIN. /CGRA/

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    • Vol 10, No 35, PP 6-10, 1 FIG, 10 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Rooke, W
  • Publication Date: 1966-9

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  • Accession Number: 00214629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1994 12:00AM