Rubber Meets the Road in Maine

by Nathan L. Whetten, P.E., Sr. Geotechnical Engr.; Haley & Aldrich, Inc., South Portland, ME,
James Weaver, P.E., Sr. Assoc. and Vice Pres.; Haley & Aldrich, Inc., South Portland, ME,
Dana Humphrey, P.E., Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME,
Thomas Sandford, P.E., Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Maine, Orono, ME,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 9, Pg. 60-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Maine design engineers working on a $42 million highway project, faced several settlement problems in the alignment's soft soil. One of their solutions was to use 500,000 old tires in the approaches.

Subject Headings: Construction | Highways and roads | Maine | Settlement | Soft soils | Tire recycling

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