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Types of Road Intersections and Highway Crossings

Intersection also commonly known as crossroad is any place where two or more than two roads intersect or meet each other at grade. According to a source there are total 973 intersections in Karachi City. Intersections may be signalized or non-signalized, may or may not have a roundabout. The intersections encompassed by a roundabout are considered as safe

Simple Asphaltic Concrete Roads | Design & Properties

Hot mix asphalt cement is a material which has revolutionized road construction process.Hot mix asphalt paving consists of a combination of aggregates uniformly mixed and coated with asphalt cement. The term Hot Mix is used due to the fact that to dry the aggregates and to attain the desired degree of fluidity of the asphalt cement for proper mixing and

Types of Road Patterns & Its Importance

Roadway patterns are very essential in the development of the settlements of a city. However, recent development in cities does not give importance to the study of the road patterns that give rise to numerous roads that are not interconnected, housing schemes and commercial developments built far away where roads are very distant from the center of the town. The

What are Road Cracks? How they are Formed

The common causes of pavement deterioration and degradation are overloading, seepage, improper or poor road surface drainage, lack of proper road maintenance, lack of proper design, adverse climatic conditions and some other factors. Road distresses disturb and adversely affect the traffic flow and traffic safety leading to poor performance of the road. They also

Desirable Properties of Road Aggregates

Aggregates form the major portion of the pavement structure. Bear stresses occurring on the roads and have to resist wear due to abrasive action of traffic. Aggregates are also used in flexible as well as in rigid pavements. Therefore, the properties of aggregates are of considerable importance to highway. The aggregates to be used in road construction, particularly

Types of Base Course - Granular, Base, Macadam, Water Bound

A mixture of soil particles ranging in size from coarse to fine. Processing involve crushing oversized particles and screening where it is necessary to secure the desired grading. The requirements of a satisfactory soil aggregate surface are; Stability, Resistance to abrasion, Resistance to penetration of water, Capillary properties to replace moisture lost by surface evaporation

Methods of Surface Treatment of Roads and Highways

Although the best type of surface course is pre-mix carpet for highway maintenance. The surface treatment methods are employed when: Intensity of traffic is not very high. the pro-mix mixers are not easily available due to long transportation or technical reasons. when the cost is high.

Highway Maintenance - Road Maintenance

Preserving and keeping each type of roadway, roadside, structures as nearly as possible in its original condition as constructed or as subsequently improved and the operation of highway facilities and services to provide satisfactory and safe transportation, is called maintenance of Highways. The various maintenance function includes; Surface maintenance

Importance of Drainage in Roads

An increase in moisture content causes decrease in strength or stability of soil mass, depending on type of soil and mode of stress application. Following are some of the effects of poor drainage system in Roads and Highways: Highway constructed on embankment slopes may damage due to slop failures the reason for which is excess moisture content which causes increase

Types of Surface Distresses in Road Pavements

Following are the types of distresses found in roads: Longitudinal Wheel Path Cracking (LWP), Longitudinal Joint Cracking (LJC), Pavement Edge Cracking (PEC), Transverse Cracking, Meandering Longitudinal Cracking (MLC), Alligator Cracking (AC), Rutting (RUT), Shoving, Distortion, Bleeding, Raveling, Roughness, Pot Holes. LWP: Cracks which follow a course predominantly

Highway Drainage Design, Structures and Guidelines

Includes collecting, transporting, and disposing of surface/subsurface water originating on or near the highway right of way or flowing in streams crossing bordering that right of way. Drainage of highway is important because water damage highway structure in many ways. The water which are dangerous for highways are: Rainwater: Cause erosion on surface or may

Typical Cross Section of Highways Roadways

In meeting oncoming vehicle or passing slower ones, the portion selected by a driver depends primarily on the paved surfaced width of the highway. The width of the surfaced road and the no of lanes should are adequate to accommodate the type and volume of traffic anticipated and the assumed design speed of vehicles.

Location Survey for Roads & Highways

The aim of location survey is to select a route with the following points kept in mind: 1. With reasonable economy it should meet the minimum requirement regarding curvature and grades. 2. To produce an easy riding (traveling), free flowing traffic artery that has a high capacity and it meets all the safety standards. 3. The location survey should recognize and evaluate the

Road Construction Machinery

Road construction equipment are found in a wide variety ranging from the very heavy equipment to portable and lighter equipment. These modern and high construction equipment make the construction job easier and quicker. Also the work done my heavy machinery is of good quality, this is the reason that we find a wide variety of equipment at every construction site.

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