Road Surface

Road surface or pavement (American English) is the durable surface material laid down on an area intended to sustain vehicular or foot traffic, such as a road or walkway. In the past cobblestones and granite setts were extensively used, but these surfaces have mostly been replaced by asphalt or concrete. Such surfaces are frequently marked to guide traffic. Today, permeable paving methods are beginning to be used for low-impact roadways and walkways.

Read more about Road SurfaceMetalling, Asphalt, Concrete, Composite Surfaces, Recycling, Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST), Gravel and Unsurfaced Roads, Other Surfaces, Acoustical Implications, Surface Deterioration

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... The municipality has a total road length 298 kilometers ... Of this, barangay roads constitute 70.57 percent or an aggregate of 210.29 kilometers ... Most of the barangay roads are still unpaved with a total of 192.98 kilometers categorized under the gravel road surface ...
Bicycle Transportation Engineering - Road Surface
... Bicycle tires being narrow, road surface is more important than for other transport, for both comfort and safety ... The type and placement of storm drains, manholes, surface markings, and the general road surface quality should all be taken into account by a bicycle ...
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... Ward King first dragged the road with an old frost-bitten pump stock and an oak post ... The improvement in the dirt roads it worked was dramatic ... Until then, the only way to firm up dirt roads had been to dump layers of stone on them and then press it in with a heavy roller to make a road surface resistant to turning into muck after every rain ...
Microtexture - Vehicular Pavement Engineering
... Microtexture (MiTx) is a family of wave-shaped road surface characteristics ... tyre loads are affected by longer waves (roughness), road texture affects the interaction between the road surface and the tyre footprint ... Other types of road texture are Macrotexture and Megatexture (roads) ...
Road Surface - Surface Deterioration
... According to the AASHO Road Test, heavily loaded trucks can do more than 10,000 times the damage done by a normal passenger car ... Other failure modes include aging and surface abrasion ... When it gets "old" enough, the surface will start losing aggregates, and macrotexture depth increases dramatically ...

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