Test Sections Containing Natural and Manufactured Sands

Report No: 89-R27

Published in 1989

About the report:

This report describes the materials, mix properties, and early pavement cross sections of two mixes placed on Route 50, Fairfax County, in August 1988. The difference in the two mixes was that one contained a natural and the other a manufactured sand. Because the natural sand used was similar in surface characteristics to the manufactured sand, no significant differences in mix characteristics or performance were discerned. Measurements will be made periodically to determine if rutting is occurring.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  •  Charles S. Hughes, P.E.

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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