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Åhavevej/Marselisboulevard, Århus DENMARK – 1994

Roads (01-011-A)

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Problem Connecting road, built between the busy port and the motorway to the south of Århus, on bad subsoil

Cubic Area: 4,000 m3. Load: ADT = approx. 60,000 vehicles/day. ADTT = approx. 20,000 vehicles/day

Composition Road bed No data. Base Class 3 geotextile; Leca® 10-20 mm (250 kg/m3), thickness: 0.5-1.5 m; Completely wrapped in geotextile, overlap: 0.5 m, overlaps stuck down with bitumen. Subsoil Bad subsoil (no details known).

Lengthways crack in the middle of the road.


Building method Partial soil replacement 1. Excavation of surrounding earth to intended height; 2. Laying of the geotextile; 3. Application and spreading of the Leca® fill with a digger on caterpillar tracks (pressure on tracks < 50 kN/m); 4. Compaction with bulldozer or vibroplate (3-4 passes); 5. Wrapping and covering of Leca® with geotextile to protect it from infiltration by the surrounding earth; 6. Construction of the road bed.

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Quality control No data.

Performance Measurements Settlement measurements: maximum settlement of 1-2 cm. Flaws/damage Type: none. Time: --

Road surface in good condition.

Visual appraisal as of 05.06.2004 Deformations: lengthways: - none. crossways: - deformations at repair point, approx. 2-3 cm. Transitional/contact areas: - no detectable flaws. Road surface: - crack along the centre line; - repair point on Rifa Århus and cycle path.

Repair point Rifa Århus.

Maintenance work Normal.

Appraisal/Experiences Use of Leca®has been successful.

Lengthways crack along the centre line. maxitGroup AB, Box 415, SE-191 24 Sollentuna, Sweden Tel.: +46 (0)8 858 70 64 00, E-mail:

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1.011 - Denmark - Aarhus - 1994