Military Roads in Forward Areas: The Construction and Maintenance of Roads in the Theater of Operation

Committee of the Highway Division on Military Road Construction and Maintenance, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
1941, Soft Cover, Pg. 85

Manual of Practice No.: 23

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


The study and recommendations presented in this manual, Military Roads in Forward Areas, are based upon the doctrine that the military road problem in the theater of operations is principally one of reconstruction and maintenance. With the profusion of highways that exist in the United States, military operation in any locality would be likely to require some new road construction. This manual covers numerous topics related to the construction of military roads in forward areas, including general considerations, definitions and materials; equipment and organization; drainage and grading; untreated metaled surfaces; treated metal surfaces and bituminous mats; the relationship between aggregate and bitumen; bitumen determination methods; and the use of Portland cement.

Subject Headings: Asphalts | Military engineering | Highways and roads | Construction materials | Construction equipment | Surface drainage | Infrastructure construction | Maintenance | United States


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