MODIFIED KENTUCKY ROCK ASPHALT (GRIPSTOP), HOT MIX, SKID RESISTANT, ROAD SURFACING MATERIAL

THE MOUNTING NUMBER OF HIGHWAY DEATHS, RAPIDLY GROWING PROPERTY LOSSES RESULTING FROM SKIDDING AND HYDROPLANING ACCIDENTS, AND THE INCREASING CONCENTRATION OF VEHICLES ON THE NATION'S HIGHWAYS TESTIFY TO THE NEED FOR SKID-RESISTANT ROAD SURFACES. A NEW AND UNIQUE TYPE OF SURFACING MATERIAL (GRIPSTOP), HEREIN DESCRIBED, CAN SERVE THIS PURPOSE ADMIRABLY. ALTHOUGH HIGH SKID RESISTANCE IS THE MOST OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS MATERIAL, IT ALSO PROVIDES A LONG-WEARING, STABLE, DURABLE SURFACE. PRESENTED HEREIN ARE (1) A REVIEW OF TECHNICAL LITERATURE PERTAINING TO GRIPSTOP'S PREDECESSOR, KENTUCKY ROCK ASPHALT, (2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES OF GRIPSTOP, AND (3) AN ANALYSIS OF AN EXTENSIVE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM INVOLVING BOTH LABORATORY AND FIELD TESTING OF GRIPSTOP. GRIPSTOP SURFACES HAVE GIVEN EXCELLENT SERVICE ON EXPERIMENTAL AND TEST-ROAD APPLICATIONS, SUCH PERFORMANCE HAS GENERATED A WIDESPREAD INTEREST IN THE USE OF GRIPSTOP FOR HIGH-TYPE ROAD SURFACING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 144 Pp, 15 FIG, 20 TAB, 88 REF, 6 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Department of Civil Engineering
    176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
  • Authors:
    • ROSE, J G
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00210679
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  • Created Date: Jan 16 1994 12:00AM