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Road Construction Method Statement

Below is very brief road construction work method statement that outlines the complete process from laying the sub base to the laying of asphalt to achieve final product or outcome. The scope for pavement for the road construction consists of sub-base of granular material, road base of crusher run, asphaltic concrete binder course and asphaltic concrete wearing course.

This road construction method statement shall apply for all roadworks. The intention of this work method statement is to give general guideline for the roadwork construction. Details of the procedures contained herein may be modified based upon actual ground condition and project site requirements.

Below is list of equipment and tools that are mandatory for the construction work.

  • Paving Set
  • Diamond Cutter
  • Backhoe
  • Back pusher
  • Tipper Lorries
  • Total Station
  • Vibratory roller
  • Thermometer
  • Leveling Instrument

Below is the list of materials that we need for the construction work of the road.

  • Sand
  • Crusher run
  • Asphaltic Concrete Binder Course ACBC 28
  • Asphaltic Concrete Wearing Course ACBC 20
  • Bituminous Prime Coat
  • Bituminous Tack Coat

Method of Road Construction

Before pavement construction can be allowed it is necessary for both the horizontal and vertical alignment to be joint inspection and confirmed by the Consultant.

Surveyor shall be using proper instrument total station and dumping level to mark on site which is visible and protected during work construction.

Pavement construction works shall only be allowed to commence on site upon the approval and acceptance of the sub-grade layer.

The Contractor shall counter check again the alignment and all dipping pegs and confirm with the Consultant prior to the permanent work.

Road Works Sequence of Work

Below is typical sequence that can be followed for doing the site construction of roads.

  1. Laying 100mm granular material sub-base
  2. Laying 200mm crusher run road base
  3. Laying 60mm Asphaltic Concrete Binder Course
  4. Laying 40mm Asphaltic Concrete Wearing Course

Preparation of Formation To Receive Road Pavement

Make sure that piped or box culvert services, utilities and ducts (if any) or any other drainage work that might affect the works, are complete before the preparation of formation. If this step is not complete such preparation shall be carried out immediately prior to the laying of the sub-base.

All the materials for sub base, road base, ACBC and ACWC shall be sent to nominated and approve laboratory to conduct necessary testing and to be comply with technical specification.

The surface of the formation shall be substantially uniform in density throughout its entire width and shall conform to the density requirements for compaction. Trial compaction to be conducted in order to determine the designated degree of compaction as required in the presence of supervision consultant for the road construction activities.

Other utilities crossing the road such as water mains and cables shall be protected before proceed the road base works. For example using lid for u-drain and G.I. conduit for cables.

It shall be trimmed to conform to the lines, camber, grades and typical cross sections shown on the roadworks drawings or as directed by road construction consultant.

The sample of earth to be sent to laboratory for MDD test for comparison of degrees of compaction.

To conduct trial compaction to determine passes roller required.

Level pegging to be done at suitable distance for inspection.

Earth Formation:  Where soft spots and unsuitable materials found, it shall be removed and back filled with approved suitable material and compacted in accordance to the agreed rolling pattern.

Sub Base Procedure

The sub base material shall be hard, durable and clean. It shall be granular material and shall be free from organic material, clay balls, and any other deleterious substances.

The materials will be delivered to the site by tipper lorries and spread and leveled by means of a back pusher for the full width of the pavement. The material shall be filled and compacted to the required thickness as specified in the approved drawing for the road construction works.road construction work compaction

Compaction of the sub base layer shall be carried out by using vibrating roller to achieve relative dry density as per specification.

Alignment, level and surface regularity will be checked in accordance to Technical Specification.

The final surface of granular sub base layer shall be regulated and trimmed by back pusher to the required level and cross fall within the specified vertical tolerances. Compaction work will be done using roller compactor.

Field Density Test (FDT) or CBR Test on the subgrade shall be carried out according to the specification.

Laying Road Base Material

The crusher run road base to be placed on top of the sub base shall consisting of crushed aggregate laid in layers each of thickness not exceeding 200mm and to give the specified total compacted thickness and width, correct line and levels shown in road construction drawings.

The material shall be crushed rock of hard durable particles or fragments of rock crushed to the correct size, well graded and lie within the following grading limits specified in the specification.

Care shall be taken to prevent segregation of the material into the coarse and fine fractions.

Bituminous Prime Coat and Tack Coat Procedure

An approve bituminous prime coat which is submitted through material submission shall be applied to the top of the completed crusher run base course before laying the asphaltic concrete binder course.

The surface shall be cleaned immediately prior to the application of prime coat. The bituminous shall be applied by means of a distributor at suitable rates but not to be less than 0.435 liters per sq meter. SS1K using for prime coat while RS1K using for tack coat.tack coat road construction method statement

The surface of the dense asphaltic concrete binder course shall be cleaned immediately prior to the application of an approve tack coat. The bituminous shall be applied by means of a distributor at suitable rates but not to be less than 0.35 liters per sq meter.

The prime coat shall be sprayed well in advance and leave for 24 hours for curing.

Asphaltic Concrete Surfacing Method

The surfacing shall be two courses and shall comprise of asphaltic concrete binder course and Asphaltic concrete wearing course and lay in accordance with BS 1621. The two courses shall be constructed to the width and thickness after compaction as shown in the drawing.

Course Aggregate: Course aggregate shall be hard un-weathered, durable, clean crushed rock, angular in shape, free from dust and tested in accordance with the methods described in B.S. 812.

Fine aggregate: Fine aggregate shall be approved clean natural bank, river, dune, pit or quarry sand produced in a secondary plant. They shall consist of hard, non-absorbent sharp grains and shall be free from clay, loam, loosely bounded aggregations and other foreign matters.

Filler: Filler shall be either Portland Cement complying with B.S. 12 or limestone, having a bulk density in Toluene.

Asphaltic Concrete Binder Course, ACBC 28

ACBC 28 mix will follow the approved mix design and trial mix. The aggregates shall be surface dry and shall be mixed at an appropriate temperature. The mixed material as delivered to the laying site shall be between 140 degrees Celsius to 160 degrees Celsius.

Laying Procedure for Road Construction

  • Work shall commence on site upon approval and acceptance of the road base.
  • The surface to receive the asphaltic concrete binder course shall be free of all damage, loose materials and standing water by sweeping.
  • Prime coat of approved bitumen emulsion shall be applied as per Specifications on the prepared surface prior to lay of the asphaltic binder course.
  • The asphaltic concrete binder shall be plant mixed with approved bitumen content.
  • The approved asphaltic concrete binder course shall be delivered to site by tipper trucks. To prevent the loss of heat, the mixture shall covered by tarpaulin.
  • The asphaltic concrete binder course shall be laid by a paver in single layer.
  • Compaction shall be carried out using the specified equivalent type of compactors. Rolling shall always commence from the lower to the higher side of the carriageway. The minimum rolling temperature shall be 80 degrees Celsius.
  • The surface of asphaltic concrete binder course shall be finished to the line and grade as required by the Drawings.

Asphaltic Concrete Wearing Course ACWC20

ACWC 20 mix will follow the approved design mix and trial mix. The aggregates shall be surface dry and shall be mixed at an appropriate temperature. The mixed material as delivered to the laying site shall be between 140 degrees Celsius to 160 degrees Celsius.

Work shall commence on site upon approval and acceptance of the asphaltic concrete binder course. The surface to receive the asphaltic concrete wearing course shall be free of all damage, loose materials and standing water by sweeping.

Tack coat of approved bitumen emulsion shall be applied as per Specifications on the prepared surface prior to lay of the asphaltic wearing course. The asphaltic concrete wearing shall be plant mixed with bitumen content. The approved asphaltic wearing course shall be delivered to site by tipper trucks. To prevent the loss of heat, the mixture shall covered by tarpaulin.

The asphaltic concrete wearing course shall be laid by a paver in single layer. Compaction shall be carried out using the specified equivalent type of compactors. Rolling shall always commence from the lower to the higher side of the carriageway. The minimum rolling temperature shall be 125 degrees Celsius. The surface of asphaltic concrete wearing course shall be finished to the line and grade as required by the Drawings. 

Upon completion of laying and compaction, joint survey shall be carried out to check for compliance with the specified requirement. After all the above works is completed, the supervisor is to ensure that the site is to be tidied up and all excess materials are to be discarded away from the site.

Transportation of Bituminous materials

Bituminous materials shall be transported in clean vehicles and shall be covered over when in transit or awaiting tipping. Every precaution is to be taken to avoid segregation of mixed materials and to ensure that they do not become contaminated with foreign matter. In order to maintain satisfactory temperatures of materials in transit and to prevent undue loss of heat adequate precautions are to be taken to ensure that the materials are properly protected.

Spraying Temperatures For Bitumen in roadworks

Laying Method

  • The mixed materials shall, as soon as possible after arrival at the laying site, be supplied continuously to the paver and laid without delay.
  • Wherever practicable, road pavement materials having bitumen as the binder shall be spread, leveled and tamped by approved self-propelled pavers capable of laying to the required width, profile, camber or cross fall.
  • Immediately after any course is placed and before rolling is started, the surface shall be checked and all defects and irregularities in alignment, grade or texture corrected by the additional or removal of mixture.

Compaction Procedure

The laid material shall be compacted as soon as possible as rolling can be effected without causing undue displacement of the mixed material. The rollers shall be fitted with beeper.

The materials shall be rolled in longitudinal direction from the sides to the centre of the carriageway.

For compaction, two times rolls pass by non-vibrate compactor prior to two times rolls pass by vibrate compactor. The roller shall weigh not less than 12 tonnes.

Eight times rolls pass compaction shall be carried out by Tyre roller.

The last compaction shall be done by non-vibrate compactor.

Health Safety and Environment Compliance

Safety induction to be conducted to all new workers that involved to this activity and safety toll box meeting shall be conducted every day to remind the workers about concerning the safety. All workers shall be provided with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and shall be worn at all time on site. Safety Manager / Safety Supervisor shall ensure all the workers wear all the safety equipment’s provided.

All workers shall be advised to report any accident or injury to supervisor. Proper and adequate provision of temporary signage’s and barricades at diversions and temporary haul road as necessary (if applicable).

All workers shall educate on good environmental management practices and well disciplined to environment. The garbage bin shall be provided at the working area and Supervisor shall ensure its must be collected regularly and disposed off at the approved dumpsite. All workers shall ensure that all tools and equipment machinery are in good condition to avoid any oil leakage that could harm to environment.

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