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  • October 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,408 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author The last three parts of our Roads and Streets series is concerned with making concrete highway surfaces. Concrete roads and streets are as prevalent as asphalt ones. The first concrete slab high...
  • October 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,735 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author Route 66 markets a medium-density foam material that can be used for roadways. By applying some weathering, the dark black material can be considerably lightened. This month, we continue with asp...
  • October 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 9,361 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author A heavily-repaired asphalt road is shown in this photograph. Repairs are usually done by spreading liquid tar to fill any cracks in the roadway. Note how much darker the surface is where the vehicles travel. ...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,551 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author The next highway type in this series of articles will be a gravel road. As described in Part 1, the site must be prepared such that the roadway is elevated above the surrounding terrain. Foamcor...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,580 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author Characteristics of a dirt road include little drainage profile, vegetation within the tire tracks, and some ruts. Although most layouts include some form of streets or roads, few seem realistic o...