6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

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By TenCate Geosynthetics – A woven geosynthetic (Mirafi® H2Ri) was installed on the Dalton Highway in northern Alaska. The work was part of a research project being conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The heavily instrumented test section, which sought to reduce frost heave and boils, was installed on a stretch of highway called Beaver Slide. Beaver Slide was a well-known problem spot... »

Mitigating Frost Heave in Alaska

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How to mitigate frost heave and road degradation in cold climates? Tencate Geosynthetics writes on the beneficial impact of installing a woven reinforcing geosynthetic material–Mirafi® H2Ri–along an important stretch of road utilized by oil and resource extraction industries. ** The Dalton Highway is one of the most isolated roads in the United States. However, it serves a large amount... »