Low Cost Techniques of Base Stabilization, HR-312, Construction Report, 1989

(1989) Low Cost Techniques of Base Stabilization, HR-312, Construction Report, 1989. Transportation, Department of


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This research project was initiated in 1988 to study the effectiveness of four different construction techniques for establishing a stable base on a granular surfaced roadway. After base stabilization, the roadway was then seal coated, eliminating dust problems associated with granular surfaced roads. When monies become available, the roadway can be surfaced with a more permanent structure. A 2.8 mile section of the Horseshoe Road in Dubuque County was divided into four divisions for the study. This report discusses the procedures used during construction of these different divisions. Problems and possible solutions have been analyzed to better understand the capabilities of the materials and construction techniques used on the project.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Base course (Pavements), Construction management, Dust control, Granular materials, Seal coats, Soil stabilization, Surface course (Pavements)
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 22085
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 12 May 2016 20:13
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 20:13
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22085