Costs Reduced by 30% on Paved Service Road

Paved service road in Poland with poor load-bearing capacity was upgraded by Neoloy®Geocells, drastically reducing pavement thickness and costs.

The S22 upgrade of 28.8 km of the national express road between Elblag and Grzechotki on the northern border of Poland included a service road for heavy construction vehicles. Much of the route was over clay soil with a poor load-bearing capacity (30-40 MPa). Neoloy Geocells were tested and selected by MSF-TGA engineers to meet their requirements for a 140 MPa load bearing capacity.

20 cm Neoloy Geocells were deployed with sandy soil infill, overfilled by 5 cm of sand and 10 cm of recycled concrete construction waste and 6 cm of asphalt. The reinforced road successfully supported the traffic of heavy construction and haul vehicles in all weather conditions. The temporary section was cost-effective, installed quickly, and removed without damage to the environment.

Client Benefits

  • Reduced the structural pavement thickness by as much as 44%, and lower project costs by 30%
  • Inexpensive, fast and easy installation
  • Increased load-bearing capacity
  • Reduced road repairs and maintenance
  • Minimal on-site environmental impact