Friday, May 30, 2014

Road costruction

Road construction, engineered roads conducted for the development of lands typical procedure is as follows:

-A plan, layout of the proposed road and any other work is created, and a development permit is obtained along with requirements the county may have.
-The plan shows the road location, vertical existing elevations, proposed grades.
-A geotechnical investigation is conducted to determine what soils exist, and what work is required to design and build a road.
-The detailed design is completed, specifications created detailing construction requirements, quality of the work, and similar items.
-A contract is created, lump sum, hourly force account, whatever...

Road construction usually consists of:
-Clearing the land and borrow areas as required in the design.
-Stripping of topsoils
-placing of the fill in lifts, compacting. To produce quality roadways, this can not be conducted in winter.

Oilfield road construction has no concern for quality, It is just about moving dirt, and in the spring, pull equipment through if required. Any thing goes. (Two old boys, yup, yup, wes' gona build us a road.)


1 comment:

  1. At one time driving was enjoyable but now what with the increase in traffic and the bad state of roads walking has an up side. Of course we still need cars, roads to get about at better speeds, but here in the UK roads and whatever surface they are just don't last and I can never understand why repairs are done in winter .. much better to wait for better weather surely?

    Oh well, guess I'll just have to take extra care to avoid pot holes in the roads ..feel so sorry for cyclists.

    All the best Jan