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LOCATION

Northern Karnataka, India

Client

PWD Karnataka

Product used

StrataWeb®

Application

Load support, Roadway improvement

About the project

Monsoons in North Karnataka are notorious for damage to roads. The site was plagued with problems like reflective cracks, potholes, undulating surfaces etc., resulting in slow traffic movement and heavy vehicular damage. This stretch had to be rehabilitated time and again over the past several years, and no solution was proving to be long-term. Since the area is a major commercial hub, it was impossible to close off this section for an extended period completely, so a quick but long-term solution was needed.

StrataWeb® is essentially an HDPE cellular confinement system, which is light and can be easily transported even to remote areas in collapsed form. The cells of the StrataWeb® system provide a permanent flexible form, adjusting to the shape and grade of the soil. When filled with cohesionless material, StrataWeb® forms rigid mats capable of distributing imposed loads.

The StrataWeb® solution by Strata resolved the perennial issue of potholed roads and undulated surfaces. The authorities decided to assess the system’s performance in regular traffic and consequently delayed the asphalting of the road by 4-5 months to allow for one monsoon season to pass. After the monsoon season, no undulation or settlements were observed on this unpaved section. The surface was then asphalted, and the work was deemed completed. 

Implementation of the solution hardly affected traffic movement, thanks to speedy installation.

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