THOMPSON-ARTHUR EXPERIMENTS WITH LINKED PAVERS

AN EXPERIMENT WITH TWO PAVERS LINKED TOGETHER AS ONE MACHINE WITH ONE OPERATOR IS PROVING SUCCESSFUL ON VIRGINIA'S INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 85 CONSTRUCTION. LINKED PAVERS ARE PERFORMING WELL AND CUTTING COSTS ON THE JOB. AN ATTACHED Z BAR HOLDS THE PAVERS IN ACCURATE ALIGNMENT AND IS ADJUSTABLE FOR EITHER 4-FOOT OR 6-FOOT SPACING. THE LINKED PAVERS SAVE PERSONNEL BY USING ONLY ONE OPERATOR AND TWO LESS RAKERS, AND IT ELIMINATES THE CENTER JOINT. THE SUBGRADE IS PREPARED MICACIOUS CLAY, WITH A SUBGRADE COURSE OF SIX INCHES OF CRUSHED STONE. FULL DEPTH ASPHALT BASE OF SEVEN AND A HALF INCHES WITH A ONE AND A HALF-INCH SURFACE COURSE WILL SUPPORT THIS ROADWAY.

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  • Accession Number: 00215305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1970 12:00AM