Construction of roads on compressible soils
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Construction of roads on compressible soils a report prepared by an OECD road research group, December 1979. by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, sold by OECD Publications Center] in Paris, [Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Developing countries.,
  • Developing countries


  • Soil stabilization -- Developing countries.,
  • Roads -- Developing countries -- Subgrades.,
  • Roads -- Developing countries -- Design and construction.

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Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesRoad research
LC ClassificationsTE210.4 .O73 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3909363M
ISBN 109264120629
LC Control Number81472422

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  Introduction Road construction over soft alluvial soils presents a number of geotechnically challenging problems. Whereflood plains are crossed by numerous river courses and drainage channels, design of embankments and associated drainage structures frequently requires a combination of practical and innovative engineering solutions. Soils For Road Work St. Michael's College Winooski Vermont Anyone who builds or maintains roads works with soils. Soil is the foundation material for all roads and is the riding surface for about two-thirds of the local roads in Vermont. Steel, concrete and wood are easy construction materials. poses from fill over soft, compressible soils to backfill behind and on top of fabric-reinforced retaining struc­ tures. Multiple road structures have been built since using some type of wood waste product during construction. Many of these sites were located . A water bar is a mound of soil and an accompanying ditch on the road surface that interrupts water flow and diverts it off the road surface (fig. 9). It is typically not passable by vehicles and so is not used on permanent roads. A berm is a ridge of rock, soil, or asphalt usually found on the outside of a road shoulder to control surface water.

weak/compressible soils, the primary problem will be large This problem can be mitigated by preloading the weak/ compressible deposit before construction. Due to the low permeability of the clay deposits, however, this could take many years. To speed this process up, sand drains are commonly used. Alternatively, one can build settlement. highway engineering materials. soil and rock sampling 36 detection of aggressive ground 36 insitu and laboratory testing 37 establishing a geological model 38 selection of design parameters 39 3. shallow foundations 41 general 41 design of shallow foundations on soils 42 determination of bearing capacity of soils 42 general The triaxial compression test is a more so such as in the construction of embankm ents, road and Soil Taxonomy have defined the soil, but standard field books describing soils often lack a.

soil, compressible soil, poor drainage. Distresses related to expansive soils exist throughout the road alignment, but significant damages concentrations are located in certain sections of about km length. A lack of adequate surface. Benefits to forest soils: Forest road construction guidelines support the development of a safe and efficient access system that services many acres with as few roads as possible while impacting the smallest percentage of the site necessary. Guidelines address compaction, erosion and indirect impacts. road that passes through sinthan top at the altitude of ft from mean sea level roads are exposed to very harsh climatic conditions like heavy snowfall and intermittent rains. These conditions lead to various defects of soils, rocks, slopes through which the road passes the ultimately leads to weathering, reduction in shear strength of soil.   The Cost Guide has been written using FP (Standard Specifications for Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects) and Forest Service Supplemental Specifications (FSSS) as work item.