ALBERTA SETS FAST PACE ON SOIL-CEMENT PROJECT

GOOD WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE ENABLED RAPID PROGRESS TO BE MADE ON A 6-MILE-LONG, 60-FOOT-WIDE STRETCH OF HIGHWAY IN ALBERTA. GRADING IN THE LATE FALL AND SPRING PROGRESSED RAPIDLY. A 32-FOOT SPAN, 18-FOOT-HIGH ELIPTICAL MULTI-PLATE CULVERT WAS CONSTRUCTED USING NEWLY DEVELOPED SOIL-STEEL DESIGN CONCEPTS TO HANDLE THE FLOW OF A CREEK. THE SOIL-CEMENT BASE WAS PREPARED AT THE SITE IN A MOBILE SILO, AT THE RATE OF 1,000 TONS/HR. ON THE GRADE, THE BASE MIX WAS PLACED IN 12-FOOT WIDTHS IN TWO 5 1/2-INCH THICK LIFTS, AND COMPACTED TO THE REQUIRED DENSITY BEFORE DRYING. IT WAS SEALED IMMEDIATELY WITH A COAT OF EMULSIFIED ASPHALT AND CAPPED WITH 57-FOOT-WIDE, 2-INCH-THICK ASPHALT BASE COURSE WITH A SURFACE COURSE TO BE ADDED LATER. /CGRA/

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    • Vol 13, No 25, PP 6-7, 6 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Rooke, W G
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

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  • Accession Number: 00214645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1970 12:00AM