Surface Improvement and Dust Palliation of Unpaved Secondary Roads and Streets, HR-151, 1973

(1973) Surface Improvement and Dust Palliation of Unpaved Secondary Roads and Streets, HR-151, 1973. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

As of December 31, 1970 there were 57,270 miles of Local Secondary roads and 32,958 miles of Farm to Market roads in the Iowa secondary road system. The Local Secondary system carried a traffic load of 2,714,180 daily vehicle miles, accounting for 32% of all traffic in the secondary system. For all Local Secondary roads having some form of surfacing, 98% were surfaced with gravel or crushed stone. During the 1970 construction year 335 miles of surfaced roads were constructed in the Local Secondary system with 78% being surfaced with gravel or crushed stone. The total maintenance expenditure for all secondary roads in Iowa during 1970 amounted to $40,086,091. Of this, 42%, or $17,020,332, was spent for aggregate replacement on existing gravel or crushed stone roads with an additional 31% ($12,604,456) being spent on maintenance other than resurfacing. This amounts to 73% of the total maintenance budget and are the largest two maintenance expenditure items out of a list of 10 ranging from bridges to drainage assessments. The next largest item was 7%, for maintenance of existing flexible bases. Three concurrent phases of study were included in this project: (1) laboratory screenings studies of various additives thought to have potential for long-lasting dust palliation, soil additive strength, durability, and additive retention potential; (2) test road construction using those additives that indicated promise for performance-serviceability usage; and (3) observations and tests of constructed sections for evaluation of the additive's contribution to performance and serviceability as well as the relationship to initial costs.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Additives, Aggregates, Dust control, Emulsified asphalt, Lignin, Liquid asphalt, Secondary roads, Soils, Surface treating, Unpaved roads
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Asphalt
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 17466
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2014 17:02
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2015 20:56
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17466