Unsupported browser

For a better experience, please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Technical paper: Geotechnical aspects of road design in Libya

T Hunt, MSc, CEng, MICE. This paper was first published in GE’s October 1979 edition.

Since 1973 Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick & Partners have been designing roads for the Ministry of Communications, Libya. At present a total length of some 2300km of road has been, or is being, designed (see Fig. 1) and of this, more than 900km is out to contract. The roads generally have a 110km.p.h. design speed with a pavement width of 7.5m.

For a design programme of this magnitude, the geotechnical aspects have covered a wide range of problems typically associated with arid environments. This article describes some of them.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.