Pavement Surface on Macadam Base: Adair County Final Report, Iowa Highway Reserach Board Project HR-209

(1984) Pavement Surface on Macadam Base: Adair County Final Report, Iowa Highway Reserach Board Project HR-209. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The quality and availability of aggregate for pc concrete stone varies across Iowa. Southwest Iowa is one area of the state that is short of quality aggregates. The concrete stone generally available in the area is limestone from the Argentine or Winterset ledges with an overburden of up to 150 feet. This concrete stone is classified as Class 1 durability and is susceptible to 'ID"-cracking. In addition, the general engineering soil classification rates the soils of southwest Iowa as having the poorest subgrade bearing characteristics in the state. 1 The combination of poor soils and low quality aggregate has contributed to premature deterioration of many miles of portland cement concrete pavement. Research project HR-209 was initiated in 1979 to explore alternative construction methods that may produce better pavements for southwest Iowa.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: DOT, Pavement Surface, IHRB, Iowa Highway Resreach Board, HR-209
Subjects: Transportation > Research
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation
ID Code: 13388
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 16:17
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13388

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