DESIGN OF SECONDARY AND SUBDIVISION ROADS IN VIRGINIA BASED ON THICKNESS EQUIVALENCY VALUES

THE SOIL SUPPORT VALUE OF THE SUBGRADE HAS BEEN EVALUATED IN TERMS OF SOIL RESILIENCY AND CBR VALUES. SOIL RESILIENCY VALUES FOR ANY PART OF VIRGINIA ARE GIVEN OR CAN BE EASILY DETERMINED. THE DESIGN IS BASED ON AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC WITH 0 TO 5 PERCENT TRUCKS. PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE IN THE DESIGN FOR INCREASED TRUCK TRAFFIC. THE PROPOSED DESIGN METHOD IS BASED ON THE AASHO ROAD TEST RESULTS (1962) NOW BEING USED IN MANY STATES, INCLUDING VIRGINIA. THIS DESIGN WAS RECOMMENDED AFTER PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH THE DISTRICT MATERIALS ENGINEERS AND THE EVALUATION OF THE DESIGNS RECOMMENDED BY THEM DURING THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS. IN ESSENCE, THE SAME PAVEMENT DESIGNS COULD BE OBTAINED BY USING THE PROPOSED METHOD OR THE PRESENT DESIGN CHARTS. HOWEVER, THIS METHOD PROVIDES THE DESIGNER MORE CHOICES IN THE USES OF MATERIALS AND THUS MAY LEAD TO ECONOMIES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vhrc 71-r4, 27 PP, APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Vaswani, N K
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00205978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1972 12:00AM