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Highway Subdrainage Design

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Pavement Drainage

Description: This manual presents information on the adverse effects of subsurface water and how to control it with chapters on: 1. General considerations; 2. Data required for analysis and design; 3. Pavement drainage; 4. Control of groundwater; and 5. Construction and maintenance.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-TS-80-224

Publication Year: 1980

Document Links: PDF (file size: 13 mb)

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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