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SHRP 2 Geotechnical Solutions For Soil Improvement, Rapid Embankment Construction, and Stabilization of the Pavement Working Platform


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Project status

In progress

Start date: 09/25/07
End date: 09/24/11


Sponsor(s): National Academy of Sciences

About the research


To facilitate rapid highway renewal, this project is intended to 1) Identify existing alternative materials and systems for constructing embankments and roadways over unfavorable ground conditions. 2) Develop or compile design guidelines, procedures, and QA/QC test procedures for construction of ground improvements. 3) Develop performance-based construction specifications for selected soil improvement technologies. 4) Determine which existing and emerging technologies offer promise for treating areas of unfavorable surface conditions